Instructor(s): David Schneiderman

For graduate students, the course number is LAW2036HS.

This course satisfies either the Perspective or the International/Comparative/Transnational
course requirement.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course examines the basic structure, substantive norms, and numerous controversies concerning the global law to protect and promote foreign investment. This is a new legal regime, made up of over 3,000 bilateral and regional treaties entered into between most states in the world, and that intersects with many conventional legal fields (including administrative law, constitutional law, international law, and international arbitration). The regime is enforced by a contingent of international investment lawyers, operating under a system of privatized justice, in which states are held to account for their misbehavior by paying an award of damages to harmed individuals and corporations.

The first part of the course will be taken up with learning the doctrine associated with this new legal order, its historical background, and future prospects. In the second part, students will present their ongoing research on an approved topic.

Evaluation
A research paper (6,000 – 7,500 words) on an approved topic, worth 100 per cent of the final grade, written during the term and submitted on the deadline date for written work.

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
Perspective course
ICT

Enrolment

Maximum
25

18 JD
4 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

3 MGA

Schedule

W: 4:10 - 6:00