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Spring 2013
5297 Doing Business in the Arab Middle East - BOEHM- 38648
added 3-30-12

Professor(s): John Boehm (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  ThLocation: 211  TU2

Course Outline: Doing Business in the Arab Middle East. This course will cover legal and practical aspects of advising clients on doing business in the Middle East. You will learns specifics about some jurisdictions, how to work with local counsel, and considerations for lawyers (you?) working there. This course is also a tool box for your future. Your practice will be cross-border, sooner or later, and these tools are relevant in all "foreign" jurisdictions. Multiple choice exam.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes: Adjunct Professor = John Boehm  

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: First Class Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 4pm to 6pm

Reading Assignment: US lawyers are in the Middle East because our clients are there, but what draws clients to the Middle East? Familiarize yourself with basic facts about the countries who are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, what are their basic forms of government, what are their demographics, and a few salient points about their economies. Suggested sites are https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ and http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2012 (download the report).

In Class: Volume 1 of the course materials will be issued. We will discuss at a high level the legal systems of several GCC countries, the basis for US lawyers to practice in the Middle East, and some important terms and fundamental legal principles.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/02 6-8pm  211 TU2    

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