Global Legal Perspectives – 1 credit hour
Course description coming soon.
International Fiscal Policy – 2 credit hours (Prof. Alice Abreu)
All countries want to keep within their borders, and for their citizens, the financial profits generated there. But all profit generators want to keep those profits for themselves. When different policy choices lead to different laws in different countries, “stateless income” over which no country exercises jurisdiction is created. This course will examine the policy dilemmas and options that all countries, developed and developing, have at their disposal to ensure that the profit generated within their borders or as a result of markets they provide, inures to the benefit of their citizens and residents. Course materials will include texts produced by international scholars as well as materials generated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to address the longstanding problem of BEPS: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. Left unchecked, BEPS is a threat to the international fiscal order, but the emerging international consensus on the OECD’s policy recommendations is already shaping the international fiscal landscape.
There are no pre-requisites for this course, and no prior knowledge of international business, economics, or taxation is assumed.
International Sports Law – 2 credit hours (Prof. Kenneth Jacobsen)
International Sports Law will examine sports law in an international and comparative context. Among the topics to be studied are the nature of global sports; professionalism versus amateurism; the business structure of team and individual sports; their regulatory oversight; labor relations and collective bargaining; cheating, including doping, the use of performance enhancing drugs, and match-fixing; international merchandising; and entities for dispute resolution. While we will explore several sports and legal environments, our primary vehicles for study will be the Olympics, FIFA, the Court of Arbitration for Sport and European and Asian professional basketball and baseball leagues.