Please see below for a historical overview of elective courses offered at CTLS in the past five years.

Academic Year 2021-22

Academic Co-Directors:

Wallace J. Mlyniec, Georgetown Law (Fall 2021 only)
Carlos M. Vázquez, Georgetown Law (Spring 2022 only)
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg

Fall 2021 – Elective Courses

Comparative Constitutional Law
Yvonne Tew, Georgetown Law

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%), Class presentation & discussion leadership (10%), Response posts (four posts of 1,000 words each) (60%) OR
Class participation (30%), Response posts (four posts of 350 words each) (10%), Final research paper (60%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 words).

Competition Law
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Criminal Law: Theory and Comparative Perspectives
John Stanton-Ife, King’s College London

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Cultural Appropriation: Innovation or Theft?
Madhavi Sunder, Georgetown Law

1 Credit, short-course. Evaluation: Attendance and participation in all sessions (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Intellectual Property and Popular Culture
David Tan, National University of Singapore

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Judicial Review of Administrative Action in the EU Countries
Silvia Mirate, University of Torino

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Class presentation of a topic discussed in the course (30%), Research paper (4,000 words) (50%).

Law and Policy of Technological Innovation
Riccardo de Caria and Cristina Poncibò, University of Torino

2 Credits. Evaluation: Attendance & Class participation (20%). Final research paper, due on the deadline date for written work (4,000 words) (80%). In the final research paper, students are asked to comment on some relevant excerpts from scholarship, case-law or newspaper articles (with which they will be presented for the first time), based on the materials assigned and discussed in class, and on their independent research. The assignment will be handed out to the students after the final class.

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 words).

Law meets Film
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg and Lucie Bader, film and media expert, Bern (Switzerland)

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (33 1/3 %), Final research paper on a film and a topic & its presentation in class (3,500-4,000 words) (66 2/3 %).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 words).

Spring 2022 – Elective Courses

AI, Algorithms, Software and the Law
Marta Baylina Melé, ESADE Law School

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (10%), Written resolution for 1 hypothetical case during the course (40%), Final paper (max. 3000 words) and its presentation in class (50%).

Comparative Constitutional History
René Pahud de Mortanges, University of Fribourg

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%), Research paper (4,000 words) analysing one of the topics and its presentation in class (70%).

Competition Law
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Take-home exam (80%).

Cyber Law
Marta Baylina Melé, ESADE Law School

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (10%), Written resolutions for 2 hypothetical cases during the course of no more than 1,000 words each (90%).

Islamic Law in a Transnational Perspective
Roberta Aluffi, University of Torino

2 Credits. Evaluation: Weekly class activities and response papers (60%), Final paper (max 3000 words) and its presentation in class or a short video presentation (40%).

Law meets Film
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg and Lucie Bader, film and media expert, Bern (Switzerland)

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (33 1/3 %), Presentation in class and final essay on a film and a topic (3,500-4,000 words) (66 2/3 %).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 words).

Legal Pluralism in Action: Religious Marriage Laws and the State
Roberta Aluffi, University of Torino and René Pahud de Mortanges, University of Fribourg

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%), Research paper (4000 words) analysing one of the topics and its presentation in class (70%).

The Executive Branch: Theoretical, Comparative and Political Aspects
Margit Cohn, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (10%), Submission of one paper, before Unit 4 or 6 (20%), Final paper (4,000-5,000 words) (70%).

The Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy of Colonialism
Jonathan Gingerich, King’s College London

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Class presentation of a topic discussed in the course (30%), Research paper (4,000 words) (50%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 words).

Academic Year 2020-2021

A limited number of virtual courses were offered during the Spring 2021 semester only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academic Co-Directors:

J. Peter Byrne, Georgetown Law
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg

Spring 2021 – Elective Courses

Cyber Law
Marta Baylina Melé, ESADE Law School

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (10%), Written resolutions for 3 hypothetical cases during the course of no more than 1,000 words each (90%).

Ethics and the Law in China: A Comparative Approach
Simona Novaretti, University of Torino

2 Credits. Evaluation: Attendance & Class participation (20%), Final paper (4,000 words) (80%).

International and Comparative Cultural Heritage Law
J. Peter Byrne, Georgetown Law

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Three short writing assignments during the course totalling 3,500-4,000 words (80%).

International Investment Law: A New Global Constitutional Order?
David Schneiderman, University of Toronto

2 Credits. Evaluation: A research paper on an approved topic, written during the term and submitted on the deadline date for written work (3,500-4,000 words) (100%).

Law meets Film
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg and Lucie Bader, film and media expert, Bern (Switzerland)

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Final research paper on a film and a topic & its presentation in class (3,500-4,000 words) (80%).

Academic Year 2019-2020

Academic Co-Directors:

Wallace Mlyniec, Georgetown Law
Elena D’Alessandro, University of Torino
Kent Roach, University of Toronto

Fall 2019 – Elective Courses

“Black Lives Matter” at Home and Abroad: Criminal Procedure, Policing and Race
Ekow N. Yankah, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – Yeshiva University

2 credits. Evaluation: Class preparedness and participation (20%), Research paper (4,000 words) (80%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 words).

Corporate Governance: International Perspectives
Cally Jordan, University of Melbourne

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation and class presentation (Students (working in teams) will prepare and present in-class presentations in the last three or four weeks of class on designated topics) (30%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (70%).

International Agreements to Protect Children
Wallace Mlyniec, Georgetown Law Center

2 credits. Evaluation: Attendance and class participation (20%), Research paper (4,000 words) (80%).

International Capital Markets: Law and Institutions
Cally Jordan, University of Melbourne

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

International and European Refugee Protection
Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf, University of Fribourg

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Class presentation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (60%).

Law and Religion in Transnational Perspective
Arif Jamal, National University of Singapore

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (10%), Class presentation (20%), Research paper (4,000 words) (70%).

Migration and Human Rights
Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf, University of Fribourg

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Class presentation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (60%).

Paradigms of National and International Order
Sergio Dellavalle, University of Torino

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (10%), Class presentation of two topics discussed in the course (15%), Reaction papers to be submitted before each class from class 4 to 13 (15%), Research paper (4,000-4,500 words) (60%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 to 6,500 words).

Transnational Litigation
Elena D’Alessandro, University of Torino

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%), Research paper (4,000 words) (70%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,500 words).

Spring 2020 – Elective Courses

Corporate Taxation Law and Policy
Stephen Daly and Ann Mumford, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

2 credits. Evaluation: Class presentation (20%), Summative essay (80%).

Diplomatic and Consular Law and Practice
Jordi Sellarés Serra, ESADE Law School

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Visits and external activities (10%), Final take-home exam (70%).

Economic Analysis of Law
Yehonatan Givati, Israel Institute/Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2 credits. Evaluation: Final take-home exam (8 hours) (100%).

International Agreements to Protect Children
Wallace Mlyniec, Georgetown Law Center

2 credits. Evaluation: Attendance and class participation (20%), Research paper (4,000 words) (80%).

International Commercial Arbitration
Jordi Sellarés Serra, ESADE Law School

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Visits and external activities (10%), Final take-home exam (70%).

National and Transnational Remedies for Violations of Human Rights
Kent Roach, University of Toronto

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (25% including 2, 1-2 page reaction papers to be emailed to instructor before 6pm the day before the seminar), Research paper (4,000 words) (75%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,500 words).

Tax Authority Powers and Taxpayer Rights
Stephen Daly, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

2 credits. Evaluation: Class presentation (20%), Summative essay (80%).

The Law of Artificial Intelligence
Ugo Pagallo, University of Torino

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (70%).

 

Academic Year 2018-2019

Academic Co-Directors:

Carlos M. Vázquez, Georgetown Law
Miri Gur-Arye, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fall 2018 – Elective Courses

Comparative Tax Systems
Ann Mumford, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
Ann O’Connell, University of Melbourne

3 credits. Evaluation: Attendance and Class participation (including a class presentation) (20%), Final paper (4000 words) (80%).

European Civil Procedure
Elena D’Alessandro, University of Torino

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (40%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (60%).

International Contracts and Sales Transactions
Pascal Pichonnaz, University of Fribourg
Franz Werro, Georgetown Law/University of Fribourg

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

International Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflicts Under International Law
Christophe Bondy, Cooley LLP

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Research paper (4000 words) (80%).

Not-for-Profit Law: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
Ann O’Connell, University of Melbourne

2 Credits. Evaluation: Attendance and Class participation (including a class presentation) (20%), Final paper (4000 words) (80%).

Selected Topics in Criminal Law: Comparative Perspectives
Miri Gur-Arye, Hebrew University

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%) (bonus of up to 5% for presenting in class a paper describing a criminal law defense in each student’s home legal system), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Transnational Litigation
Elena D’Alessandro, University of Torino

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%), Research paper (4000 words) (70%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,500 words).

Spring 2019 – Elective Courses

Comparative Corporate Law
Ernest Lim, National University of Singapore

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Class presentation (40%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (40%).

Comparative Contracts
Catherine Valcke, University of Toronto

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Comparative Foreign Relations Law
Carlos M. Vázquez, Georgetown Law Center

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Research paper (4,000 words) (80%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,500 words).

Criminal Law Defenses: Theory and Comparative Perspectives
Miri Gur-Arye, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
John Stanton-Ife, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

3 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Environmental Litigation: Transnational Issues
Elisa Ruozzi, University of Torino

2 credits. Evaluation: Attendance and class participation (20%), Presentation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (60%).

Transnational Labour Law
Elisa Ruozzi, University of Torino

2 credits. Evaluation: Attendance and class participation (20%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Transnational Legal Theory
Shaun McVeigh, University of Melbourne
Catherine Valcke, University of Toronto

3 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (10%), 3 Reaction papers (30%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (60%).

Academic Year 2017-2018

Academic Co-Directors:

Carlos M. Vázquez, Georgetown Law
Mariana Mota Prado, University of Toronto (Fall 2017 only)
David Caron, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s  (Spring 2018 only)

Fall 2017 – Elective Courses

Competition Law
Walter Stoffel, University of Fribourg

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%); Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Criminal Law Defenses: Theory, Comparative Perspectives and International Criminal Law
Miri Gur-Arye, Hebrew University

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Economic Analysis of Civil Law
Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Bucerius Law School

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Final take-home exam (2500-3000 words, 8 hours) (80%).

Evolution of the International Investment Regime
Christophe Bondy, Volterra Fietta
Lorenza Mola, University of Torino

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); a research paper (4000 words) based upon one of the topics and its presentation in class (80%).

Foreign Relations Law: US and Comparative Perspectives
Carlos M. Vázquez, Georgetown Law

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Final take-home exam (2500 words, 8 hours) (80%).

Protection of Economic and Social Rights Under International Law
Lorenza Mola, University of Torino

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Final take-home exam (2500 words, 8 hours) (80%).

Public Law in a Transnational World
Michael Dowdle, National University of Singapore

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%)*; a term paper of 4000 words (not including footnotes/citations) (70%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 words).

Selected Topics in Criminal Law: Comparative Perspectives
Miri Gur-Arye, Hebrew University

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Spring 2018 – Elective Courses

Anti-Discrimination Law
Christian Armbrüster, Free University of Berlin
Scott Stephenson, University of Melbourne

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Research paper (4,000 words) (80%).

Comparative Constitutional Law
Scott Stephenson, University of Melbourne

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

Comparative Tort Law and Liability Insurance Law
Christian Armbrüster, Free University of Berlin

3 credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%); Research paper (4,000 words) (80%).

One-plus option
3 Credits. Extended research paper (6,000 words).

Developing Countries in the World Trading System
Moshe Hirsch, Hebrew University

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Class presentation (10%); A research paper (2,500-3,000 words) (70%).

Ocean Law and Policy
David Caron, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (10%); Reaction paper (10%); Final take-home exam (2,500 words, 8 hours) (80%).

The Asylum Seekers’ Protection
Manuela Consito, University of Torino

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%); Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).

The Movement of Professionals
Manuela Consito, University of Torino

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%); Final take-home exam (8 hours) (80%).