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Fall 2015
6352 Energy Law: Doing Business in Emerging Markets - SKELTON- 25744

Professor(s): James W. Skelton, Jr. (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 
International Law

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: This course explores the legal and regulatory structures affecting foreign investors seeking to participate in the development of the so-called emerging markets, with particular emphasis on energy related transactions. It gives an insight into the types of problems that are encountered when working in countries that provide business opportunities but have weak legal institutions and murky business cultures, such as corruption, human rights abuses, regulatory expropriation, uncertain property rights and government authorizations, and poor dispute resolution and law enforcement mechanisms. The casebook includes introductory text material with a series of problems derived from practice, as well as cases and an analysis of legislative and regulatory materials. The course will also provide practical applications of practice techniques and negotiating skills that may be used in resolving the problems encountered in emerging markets.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available. No Kindle Allowed per Professor.  


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/17 1-4pm  111 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (8/12/2015 9:01:38 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course material will be available for pick up in Associate Dean's office prior to the first day of class.
See book required. Students will also need the companion "Documents Supplement" to the textbook.