Courses for 2019 

Courses that are marked with a (*) are mandatory.

Litigation and Mood Court* - Professor Olati Johnson

The Litigation and Moot Court course will introduce students to the principles of American civil litigation.  Students will examine relevant rules and discuss cases that flesh out those rules. They will also have the opportunity to develop trial skills though the presentation of evidence, examination of witnesses and presentation of oral arguments in the context of a mock trial.

Corporate Law* - Professor Joshua Mitts

This course considers selected topics in United States corporation law. The topics center around the role of law in structuring the relationships among shareholders, management, and other stakeholders in modern business corporations. In addition to introducing students to the relevant bodies of law, the course may address the business and policy considerations at stake in various contexts.

International Arbitration - Professor Rob Smit

Tax Policiy and Law - Professor Alex Raskolnikov

This course will introduce students to fundamental issues of U.S. federal income taxation, including the choice of tax base, the extent of redistribution, the choice of taxpaying unit, tax incidence, imputed income, and tax arbitrage. It will also give students a taste of the Internal Revenue Code, U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence, and the academic critique of judicial decisions and statutory choices reflected in the U.S. tax law. All of the key concepts and choices to be discussed are not U.S.-specific.

Contract Law* - Professor Ed Morrison

This course introduces the common law approach to contract law. We explore judicial theories of promise-making, contract formation and interpretation, remedies for breach, and excuses. We will identify the contours of "ideal" contract law and assess the extent to which American law departs from the ideal.

Constitutional Law* - Professor Jeremy Kessler

This course explores the basic structure of the United States Constitution; judicial review; separation of powers;federalism; Congressional power; freedom of speech, press and religion; equal protection; and, privacy.

Labor Law and International Trade - Professor Mark Barenberg

Property Law - Professor Kendall Thomas

Study materials

Participants will be provided with readers. Study materials will be distributed upon arrival.

Preliminary reading

Before attending the Program, participants are advised to read: