Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Curriculum and Class Schedule

(Session I)

International Business Transactions (Gathii)

An introduction to the legal aspects of international business. This one-credit course emphasizes the legal problems associated with international trade in goods and foreign direct investment, and covers regulation at the private, national, and international levels. The overview of International Business Transactions will address a) the sources which must be consulted by the lawyer whose clients conduct business transnationally; b) how these sources are interpreted and by whom; c) when and how local counsel should be utilized effectively; d) how international disputes are best resolved.

International Human Rights (Ramirez)

This one credit course serves as an introduction to international human rights law, providing an overview of human rights protections internationally using the US as a base-line comparison.  The course surveys international, regional and national instruments and processes for the protection of human rights, including civil and political rights in addition to economic, social and cultural rights.  The course will explore the theoretical, historical and doctrinal dimensions of human rights law and procedure, including an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of international efforts to implement human rights principles on a global scale.

(Session II)

International Art Law (Rhodes with guest lecture by Professor Jane C. Ginsburg, Columbia University School of Law)

This one credit course will provide an overview of the international law issues that can arise in the acquisition, ownership and disposition of works of art that crosses borders. Specific topics include restitution of Nazi-expropriated art, moral rights, and international art loans.  Questions will include commissioning works of art, acquiring works of art privately through foreign dealers or galleries, or by way of auction, and the questions of competing title that arise over works of art or cultural property proceeding from war or peace time looting.

International Commercial Arbitration (Moses)

Students will learn about both law and practice.  In addition to understanding how the laws of several jurisdictions interface with arbitral rules, students will have practical experience drafting an arbitration clause and participating in a mock arbitration.

Workways of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution (Ginsburg & Sullivan)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Barry Sullivan will offer this one credit course, with guest lecture appearance by Judge Ann Williams of the 7th circuit Court of Appeals. Course description to be updated shortly.

Note: All students must register for four [4] credits unless you receive an exemption from the program director.


Session I - Weeks 1 & 2 
8:45 – 10:15 International Business Transactions
10:30 – noon International Human Rights
Session II - Week 3 
8:30 – 10:30 am Workways of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution
10:45 – 12:15 International Art Law
10:45 – 12:15 Intl Commercial Arbitration
Session II - Week 4 
8:45 – 10:15 International Art Law
8:45 – 10:15 Intl Commercial Arbitration
10:30 – noon Workways of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution