Buenos Aires, Argentina
December 27, 2013 – January 11, 2014
Enjoy summer in the southern hemisphere for two weeks in beautiful Buenos Aires!
One of the world’s liveliest cities, Buenos Aires is an extraordinary blend of Latin American charm and European elegance shaped by centuries of Italian and Spanish culture. As the capital of Argentina, it is also the gateway to an amazingly beautiful country boasting such world landmarks as the spectacular Iguazu Falls; the inimitable prairies, forests and glaciers of Patagonia; and the breathtaking skiing country of Bariloche and the high Andes mountains. With its renowned Argentine wines, tango dancing, numerous cultural attractions, easygoing people and festive nightlife, summer in Buenos Aires is hard to match.
As the cultural, intellectual and legal capital of South America, Buenos Aires also is an ideal place to study Latin American law as well as the legal principles and practices shaping business law in the region. The program will provide a solid foundation for those interested in learning to advise clients with business interests in a region of vital commercial and financial importance to the United States.
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 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.
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.
Students: Enrollment is limited, and students are encouraged to apply early. 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.
Admission: Admission to the program is open to students who have completed at least one year of full-time or part-time study and are in good standing at an accredited law school. Each student must provide a letter of good standing from their home school.
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 texts for the course are:
- Dean and Stephan, DOING BUSINESS IN EMERGING MARKETS, A TRANSACTIONAL COURSE (2010)