December 27, 2019 – January 7, 2020
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.
The program will start on December 27 at 12 noon. Students must arrange to be in Buenos Aires no later than the early morning of December 27. Classes will end at 4 p.m. on January 7, and students should not make travel plans that require them to leave class before then.
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 three 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 United States 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 la Armada), currently the National Human Rights Museum, and formerly a naval base in downtown Buenos Aires, where several thousand victims were tortured and disappeared during the 1977-1983 military dictatorship.
- § The Jockey Club, historic 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.
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.
Course reading materials:
The program’s instructors will make available all required readings to the students in advance of the start of the program via electronic means, providing both online links and PDF materials as necessary.