Cambridge Study Abroad Program Courses and Schedule

Course Class Instructor Instructor Institution
International Law 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Federica Paddeu Cambridge
Comparative Constitutional Law 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Eric Berger Nebraska
The Search for Justice: Race, Poverty, & the Environment 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Sara Gosman Arkansas
International Criminal Law 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. John Czarnetzky Mississippi
Entrepreneurial Law and International Business Transactions 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Brian Krumm Tennessee
International Advocacy & Dispute Resolution 11:45 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Brendan Plant Cambridge
International Sports Law 2:00-4:20 p.m. Will Berry Mississippi

*(maximum of 4 classes)

Courses and Textbooks

International Law (2 credits), Prof. Federica Paddeu
The basic introductory course in the field–the nature, scope, sources and jurisdiction of international law, the law of treaties, the doctrine of state responsibility, international dispute resolution and other topics.

Texts: TBA (purchase in Cambridge)

Comparative Constitutional Law (2 credits), Prof. Eric Berger
This class introduces students to the topic of comparative constitutional law.  It will use the South African Constitution as a starting point for analysis, comparing that constitution to others (including the United States’) in a variety of areas, including separation of powers, federalism, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, equality, and socio-economic rights.  The purpose of this class is not for students to become experts in various countries’ constitutions, but rather to consider different models of constitutional and governmental design and the relative merits of different sorts of constitutional structures and provisions.  Students’ grades will be based on class participation and a paper.

Book: Mark Kende, Comparative Constitutional Law: South African Cases and Materials in a Global Context

The Search for Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment (2 credits), Prof. Sara Gosman
This class will focus on the law and policy of environmental justice: the critical issues at the intersection of social justice, human rights, and environmental protection.  Across the world, poor communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by pollution and other environmental harms.  These communities also disproportionately lack access to important natural resources. The course will use case studies from the United States and other countries to examine the problem of environmental injustice and to consider the strategies and tools (both legal and non-legal) that can be employed to address it.  We will discuss global environmental issues like climate justice.  For the final, students will give a presentation and write a paper on an environmental justice topic they have researched. The course does not have any prerequisites.

Text: Nothing to be purchased. The course materials are provided by the professor.

International Criminal Law (2 credits), Prof. John Czarnetzky
In the wake of the Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II, pressure built for the establishment of an international tribunal to address the worst international crimes:  genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.  According to its proponents, such a tribunal was necessary to end the impunity with which perpetrators of such crimes too often had operated. These efforts resulted in the establishment of such a tribunal, the International Criminal Court (the “ICC”).  This course will examine in detail the ICC — its history, structure, jurisdiction, docket and case law — as well as its place in international criminal justice and politics.

Text: Luban, O’Sullivan, Stewart & Jain, International and Transnational Criminal Law (Wolters Kluwer, 3ed 2019), ISBN:  9781454896302.

Entrepreneurial Law and International Business Transactions (2 credits), Prof. Brian Krumm
The course will provide an overview of legal doctrine and issues that are involved with international business transactions. No prior knowledge of Business Associations/Corporations, Intellectual Property, Securities Law, Corporate Finance or Employment law are required. The class will be divided into two law firms that will be assigned to represent the Buyer and Seller in the drafting and negotiation of an agreement.  The class is designed for those students that want to know more about transactional law and what future courses would benefit them in pursuing transactional law as a career. The final presentation and paper will be a reflection on what the students have learned during the simulation process.

Text: Entrepreneurial LawSt. Paul, MN: LEG, Inc. d/b/a/ West Academic (2019) , Kuney & Krumm

International Advocacy and Dispute Resolution (2 credits), Prof. Brendan Plant
The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of activity in the area of international dispute settlement. As public international law has broadened in scope and deepened in content – providing today a more detailed system for the regulation of issues like international trade and investment, human rights, environmental protection, territorial sovereignty and maritime activity – so too have new institutions and procedures emerged for the litigation of international disputes. This course aims to survey several of the most important methods available for settling international disputes today and to identify commonalities and differences in their procedures, substance, emphasis and effectiveness. The course will look at the demands facing advocates appearing before a number of prominent international institutions, including the International Court of Justice, investment arbitral tribunals, the World Trade Organisation, international human rights courts, both regional and global, and litigation under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea.

Text: TBA (buy in Cambridge)

International Sports Law (1 credit), Prof. Will Berry
The focus of this course is to introduce and explore the legal aspects of international sport, and its interaction with American sports and American athletes. The class will explore the relationship of legal regulation to topics such as International National teams, The Olympics, The International Olympic Committee (IOC), and The Globalization of the National Basketball Association, The National Football League, and Major League Baseball. Additional potential topics include European Professional Soccer Teams, American Professional Athletes Playing Internationally, The International Sports Agent, The World Games, International Sport Sponsorships and the World Cup.

Text: None. Materials provided by professor.