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Program

Dates: December 27, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Curriculum: LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA introduces students to the basic framework of Latin American law and legal systems, as well as to key principles of international business law necessary for advising clients doing business in the region. Course topics include the origins and development of Latin American law and legal systems, trade law and foreign investment, methods of dispute settlement, corporate liability, and environmental and labor standards, among others. (3 credit hours)

Classes are conducted in English and meet in modern classrooms on campus. Students have library privileges and Internet access.

Tours and Activities: Readings and lectures are supplemented with visits to several Argentine legal, business and political institutions. Additionally, local scholars and jurists lecture on selected aspects of Latin American business law. 

Visits include:

  • Bufete BULLO, one of Argentina's top five law firms specializing in the practice of international business law
  • Casa Rosada, offices of the President of Argentina, rich with Argentine political and economic history
  • The U.S. Embassy, where students receive specialized briefings by the economic and political officers on current U.S.-Argentine commercial, trade and investment relations
  • ESMA (Escuela Mecanica de al Armada), currently the national human rights museum, and formerly a naval war college in downtown Buenos Aires where several thousand victims were tortured and disappeared during the 1977-1983 military dictatorship
  • The Jockey Club, home to Buenos Aires's business, financial and legal elite

Campus: DePaul's partner institution, ESEADE, is located in the center of Buenos Aires in the fashionable district of Palermo, only two blocks from the U.S. Embassy. Its address is: Uriarte 2472, Palermo, CABA (1425) Argentina.

Students: To facilitate interaction between U.S. and Argentine law students, a number of Argentine law students, who are fluent in English, may participate in classes and extracurricular activities.

Books: Students are responsible for purchasing their own books for the program. It is strongly recommended that students purchase books well in advance, either through Amazon.com or by placing an order with their local bookstore. 

The required text is:

​A Legal Guide to Doing Business in South America, Second Edition
ABA Section of International Law
ISBN-13: 978-1616329570
Product Code: 5210296
2015, 300 pages, 7 x 10

​This book is an updated edition of the Section’s series, "A Legal Guide to Doing Business." This title provides a basic overview of the legal frameworks that govern business relationships in various markets and jurisdictions in South America. Emphasis is on establishing a business presence, foreign investments, operational issues, and litigation.​