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Vanderbilt in Venice Summer 2023 Courses

Course I

Comparative Perspectives on Counterterrorism offers a comparative analysis of the national approaches of the United States, Israel, the European Union and other states, focusing on legal norms and political and operational imperatives. Counterterrorism is a global cooperative phenomenon, and the study of its practice entails the use of case law, legislation, international law, and national policy directives and operational decisions. Students will be exposed to case law from international courts and commissions and other sources, and engage in scenario-driven exercises that also involve human rights and humanitarian law and comparative statutory study.

Taught by Michael A. Newton, Professor of the Practice of Law; Director, International Law Practice Lab.

Course II

International Arbitration introduces students to public and private international law rules from an arbitral perspective, with special emphasis on international economic law. This course examines the sources of international law and addresses related bodies of rules involving multiple legal and political systems, such as the Unidroit Principles for international commercial contracts, with a focus on doctrines, institutions and applications from historical, political and jurisprudential perspectives. Topics include the European Community Law experience, The Hague Peace System for intergovernmental dispute settlement and the International Court of Justice, the World Trade Organization and economic disputes, mixed arbitration and transnational commercial arbitration.

Taught by Fabrizio Marrella, Professor of International Business, University of Venice. (Course qualifies for experiential learning credit.)

Course III

Corporate Law and Capital Market Regulation: A Comparative Perspective. A primary function of corporate law is to regulate the relationships between shareholders, shareholders and the corporation’s hired agents, and shareholders and creditors to improve the efficiency of the corporate form as a wealth-creation device. Shareholder characteristics, creditor characteristics and management structures vary across jurisdictions, and so too does the content of corporate law. This course acquaints students with the paradigmatic problems that corporate law seeks to address and explores how various jurisdictions differ in their approaches to these problems.

Taught by Amanda Rose, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Management.