U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Semester Semester 2


This course will introduce students to various U.S. free trade agreements and the legal structure that supports them. Among the agreements the course will consider are the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Central America- Dominican Republic-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. Chile Free Trade Agreement, and the U.S. Singapore Free Trade Agreement. The course will address the roles of the executive and legislative branches and the U.S. Trade Representative in the creation and negotiation of free trade agreements. The course will also address the rules of origin and customs procedures, intellectual property protection, labor standards, environmental standards, various dispute resolution mechanisms, and the relationship between U.S. free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization.

> Students should take 6 credits on the "Required Courses" section and 6 credits in the "Elective Courses" section during the SPRING semester.
For more information on each course, please follow the link to the John Marshall Law School
LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law