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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: South Africa 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Eric Berger Nebraska
Entrepreneurial Law and International Business Transactions 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Brian Krumm Tennessee
The Search for Justice: Race, Poverty, & the Environment 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sara Gosman Arkansas
How Unique is America? Rights, Structures, and Constitutions in Comparative Perspective 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chris Green Mississippi
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

How Unique Is America? Rights, Structures, and Constitutions in Comparative Perspective (2 credits), Prof. Christopher Green
This class will look at the extent to which America and its Constitution are or are not distinctive among nations. We will consider the way the fifteen largest constitutional democracies—the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, India, Canada, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, South Africa, Indonesia, and the European Union—resolve constitutional issues relating to constitutionalism itself, individual liberties, equality, the separation of power, federalism, positive rights, and voting. At each stage we will ask: How different is America, really?Text: Calabresi, Silverman, and Braver, The U.S. Constitution and Comparative Constitutional Law

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

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 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.