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Salzburg Courses

The courses listed below were offered during the 2014 summer program. A course listing for the 2015 program will be forthcoming. All classes are held in regular classrooms of the University of Salzburg.

Freedom of Expression in Europe and the United States — one (1) unit, graded

Taught by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, Anthony M. Kennedy and Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, professor of European and Human Rights Law at Oxford University School of Law.

This course considers issues of free expression arising in Europe and the United States, particularly with regard to government regulation of speech and of the press. Most of the attention will be directed to the most important First Amendment precedents of the U.S. Supreme Court and to the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights that explain and apply Article 10 of the European Convention. There will be a focus on the doctrines as to which the two systems have taken divergent paths, such as in dealing with "hate speech" and defamation.

Survey of International Tax — one (1) unit, graded

Taught by Professor Christine Manolakas, Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

A survey of the income tax treatment of foreign income earned by U.S. individuals and entities (outbound transactions) and U.S. income earned by foreign individuals and entities (inbound transactions). The principal focus will be on the U.S. tax system, however, attention will be given to adjustments made between the tax regimes of different countries through tax credits and tax treaties. The political and economic policies underlying the evolution of these provisions will also be considered.

International Dispute Resolution — one (1) unit, graded

Taught by Professor Joseph Smallhoover, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave LLP, Paris.

This course surveys the wide variety of process choices in international dispute resolution. It will include a comparison between civil and common law judicial procedure and of alternative dispute resolution methods such as international arbitration and mediation. The course will examine the legal, policy, ethical, and jurisprudential issues associated with these processes. It will also address the negotiation and drafting of choice of law and choice of forum clauses, as well as of arbitration agreements. The course will be taught through case law, descriptive readings, simulation exercises, and discussion.

European Union Law for International Business — one (1) unit, graded

Taught by Professor Patrick Warto, Department of Austrian International and Commercial Law, University of Salzburg.

This course provides a general introduction to EU law, in the context of how businesses typically enter the EU market. The course concentrates on key matters that international business partners will face entering the EU market and the discussion will focus on selling goods to an EU buyer, e-commerce activities aiming at the EU market, sales via an EU representative, entering the EU market via franchising arrangements, establishing a permanent presence in the EU, and related matters. This is a problem based course and students will work collaboratively to resolve challenging case studies.


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