Master of Laws in International Law (LL.M.int) - 2010
FALL TERM (April - June 2010)
I. International Law and Globalization
- Great topics of the Contemporary International Law:
- The philosophic and economic approaches
- Major challenges in the twenty-first century
- Introduction to contemporary international law:
- Nature, structure, sources
- Bases of jurisdiction in the International Law
- The changing role of subjects of international law: issues relating to State sovereignty and the role of individuals and international organizations.
- The settlement of disputes in contemporary international law: new issues.
II. New issues and prospects in the field of Contemporary International Law: the international economic law, protection of the environment and the individual.
- The emerging of International Economic Law.
- Protection of the global environment: interaction of individuals, the State and international organizations.
- Rights and obligations of the individuals under International Law.
III. International trade and new regulation: from the WTO to Free Trade Agreements.
- Development of law governing international trade under main GATT/WTO rules.
- Increase of competition in international trade: antidumping, subsidies and other issues raised by the WTO.
IV. The methodology of research.
Workshop 1: Introduction to German Law.
Workshop 2: State responsibility under International Law.
WINTER TERM (July - September 2010)
I. International trade and new regulation: from the WTO to Free Trade Agreements (continuation)
- SPS, TBT, TRIPS and ATC under the WTO: issues concerning substantive law and the settlement of disputes.
- The Settlement of Trade Disputes Under the WTO: Panels, Appellate Review and Implementation of Decisions.
- The Chilean experience in the System of Dispute Settlement under the WTO.
- Trade in Services: WTO, FTA, etc.
- Government procurement.
- Regional economic integration as a mechanism for regulating international trade:
- The EU/EC as an advanced model.
- The experience of economic integration in Latin America: MERCOSUR, Andean Community, Central American Community, Caribbean Community.
- The system of Free Trade Agreements.
- The Association Agreement between Chile and the European Union: free trade and comprehensive cooperation.
- The Free Trade Agreement between Chile and the United States.
- New issues relating to trade and the environment.
II. Intellectual property
- Intellectual property: issues concerning international regulation.
- Intellectual Property and national legislation: the need to update.
SPRING TERM (September - December 2010)
I. The regime of international investments
- Diplomatic Protection and its evolution in the light of new needs of international investments.
- The protection of international investments under International Law, bilateral Investment Treaties, legislation and contracts: substantive treatment.
- The treatment of investments under the Chilean legislation, the BITís and the Chile-U. S. Free Trade Agreement.
- Investments and trade.
II. International arbitration systems in the field of investments.
- Case Studies
- NAFTA and Free Trade Agreements
- Jurisdictional aspects
- Procedural aspects
- Substantive issues
III. Commercial arbitration
- International Commercial Arbitration: new problems.
- Commercial arbitration under the Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce: an introduction.
- Other International Commercial Arbitration Rules: AAA, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Chilean Law of International Commercial Arbitration.
Workshop III: General principles of international contracts.
Workshop IV: Evaluation of research methodology in connection with the thesis.
HEIDELBERG TERM (March 2011)
In the course of this term, students shall participate in the following workshops:
Workshop V: The individual and the State in contemporary Europe: issues in international and community law.
Workshop VI: Managing the international society under the rule of law: new challenges for international law.
July, 20th 2009