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

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%).

Academic Year 2016-2017

Academic Co-Directors:

Serena Quattrocolo, University of Torino
Franz Werro, Georgetown Law and University of Fribourg (Fall 2016 only)
Julie O’Sullivan, Georgetown Law (Spring 2017 only)

Fall 2016 – Elective Courses

Advanced Property Law
Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, Hebrew University

2 credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%), Final Take-Home Exam (2500 words, 8 hours) (80%).

Comparative Constitutional History
René Pahud de Mortanges, University of Fribourg

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%); a research paper (4000 words) analysing one of the topics and it’s presentation in class (70%).

Copyright Law: Current Understanding and Future Trends
Antonio Delgado Planas, ESADE Law School

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); a research paper based on a case study and its presentation in class (80%).

Criminal Law: Comparative Perspectives
Markus Dubber, University of Toronto
Serena Quattrocolo, University of Torino

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%), Take-Home Exam (2,500 words, 8 hours) (80%).

Critical Perspectives on Law
Markus Dubber, University of Toronto

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%), Take-Home Exam (2,500 words).

Law of Transfer of Technology
Antonio Delgado Planas, ESADE Law School

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); a research paper based on a case study and its presentation in class (80%).

Selected Topics in Land Use Law: Theoretical, Comparative, and International Perspectives
Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland
Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, Hebrew University

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%); Final Take-Home Exam (80%).

State, Law and Religion
René Pahud de Mortanges, University of Fribourg

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

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

Transnational Environmental Law
Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%); Final Take-Home Exam (80%).

Spring 2017 – Elective Courses

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

3 credits. Evaluation: Attendance and Class participation (including a class presentation) (20%), Final paper (4,000 words) (80%).

Law and Technology – Theoretical and Critical Perspectives
Ugo Pagallo, University of Torino
Guy Pessach, Hebrew University

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (30%); a final research paper (4,000 words) (70%).

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

Ocean Law and Policy
David Caron, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Final take-home exam (2,500 words, 8 hours) (80%).

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

2 Credits. Evaluation: Attendance and Class participation (including a class presentation) (20%), Final paper (4,000 words) (80%).

Transnational and International Criminal Law
Julie O’Sullivan, Georgetown Law

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

Transnational Litigation
Elena D’Alessandro, University of Torino

3 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (25%), Presentation (15%), Final take-home exam (8 hours) (60%).

Academic Year 2015-2016

Academic Co-Directors:

Jürgen Kurtz, University of Melbourne
Franz Werro, Georgetown Law and University of Fribourg

Fall 2015 – Elective Courses

Advanced Contract Law
Eyal Zamir, Hebrew University

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%), Take-Home Exam (2,500 words, 8 hours) (80%).

Affirmative Action Law
Mia Caielli, University of Torino

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

Anti-discrimination Law in Europe
Mia Caielli, University of Torino

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%); Final paper (3,500 words) (80%).

Comparative Judicial Review
Yoav Dotan, Hebrew University

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%), Take-Home Exam (8 hours) (80%).

Comparative Family Law
Jorge Castineira Jerez, ESADE Law School

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (25%); Final paper (5,000 word limit) (75%).

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

2 credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (15%); a paper analyzing one of the topics raised in class (15%); bonus of up to 5% for presenting the paper in class; final take-home exam (8 hours) (70%).

International Contracts and Sales Law
Jorge Castineira Jerez, ESADE Law School
Franz Werro, Georgetown Law and University of Fribourg

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (25%); 3-hour, in-class, open-book final exam (75%).

Selected Topics in Criminal Law: Comparative Perspectives
Miri Gur Arye, Hebrew University
Marcel Niggli, University of Fribourg

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class participation (15%); one short reaction paper (approx. 750 –1,000 words) to each professor, on a topic discussed in his/her class (15%); final take-home exam (8 hours) (70%).

World Trade Law
Michael Ewing-Chow, National University of Singapore

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

Spring 2016 – Elective Courses

Comparative Constitutional Law
James Grant, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%), Take-home Exam (8 hours) (80%).

Comparative Corporate Governance
Gregor Bachmann, Free University of Berlin

2 credits. Evaluation: Class participation (20%), Take-home exam (2,500 words, 8 hours) (80%).

European Company Law
Gregor Bachmann, Free University of Berlin

2 credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%), 2-hour In-class Exam (open book, no internet, 80%).

International Investment Law
Francesco Costamagna, University of Torino
Jürgen Kurtz, University of Melbourne

3 Credits. Evaluation:Class Participation (20%); Reaction Paper (20%); Final Take-home Exam (60%).

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

3 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (25% including reaction paper to readers), Research Paper (4,000 words) 75%.

Social Rights in Crisis: The IMF, the EU and Economic Conditionality
Francesco Costamagna, University of Torino

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (30%); Research Paper (4,000 words) (70%) .

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

The International Law of Poverty
Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, University of Basel

2 Credits. Evaluation: Active and engaged discussion of texts and cases (25%), Research Paper (4,000 words) (75%).

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

The Regulation of Doping in Sport – A Transnational and Interdisciplinary Challenge
Marjolaine Viret, University of Neuchâtel

2 Credits. Evaluation: Class Participation (20%); 2-hour In-class Exam (open book, no internet, 80%).