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Fall 2013
6352 Energy Law: Emerging Markets - SKELTON- 24762

Professor(s): Jim Skelton (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

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

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TThLocation: 3 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 Revised

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

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/10 2-5pm  240 BLB    

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