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)
are conducted in English and meet in modern classrooms on campus.
Students have library privileges and Internet access at the university.
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.
- 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 —
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA) — is the country’s most
prestigious private university and law school. The program is held on
UCA’s main campus, located in the center of Buenos Aires. From campus,
it is only a few blocks to the Presidential Palace and main shopping
district, and the colorful neighborhoods of San Telmo and Recoleta also
are easily accessible.
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
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 EditionABA Section of International LawISBN-13: 978-1616329570
Product Code: 52102962015, 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.