International Business and Economic Law

      

About The Field

International business and economic law involves the public international law and domestic law applicable to international business transactions between private parties, as well as the public international law applicable to trade and investment relations between or among states. The concerns of international economic and business law relate to the international economy, and involve sales of goods, trade in services, intellectual property licensing and protection, international finance and foreign direct investment, as well as the settlement of disputes relating thereto. This field is affiliated with international business studies and with international economic studies, and also relates to international political economy. This field also involves international organizations related to international business and economic activity, including multilateral organizations such as the WTO or the IMF, regional organizations such as the European Union or NAFTA and functional organizations such as the Basel Committee on Bank Regulation. Students who present this field will be expected to understand the legal context of international business transactions, as well as how states relate to one another in the international economy.

Academics

Students offering the International Business and Economic Law Field of Study are required to complete three course credits from the list of electives below.

Elective Courses

We encourage you to download our course catalog to get a better understanding of Fletcher, our curriculum, and our students.

Alumni

Graduates of The Fletcher School's field of development economic studies are in great demand by employers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. These are a sample of Fletcher current students and alums:

Charles Dallara Fletcher
Hyejin Park, The Fletcher School
Robert Hormats Fletcher
Charles Dallara
MA 75PhD 86
Partner, Vice Chairman
of the Board of Directors,
Chairman of the Americas,
Partners Group

   Read Charles's story

Hyejin Park
LLM 12
Judicial Research Commissioner
at the Supreme Court of
Korea

   Read Hyejin's story

Robert Hormats
MA 66PhD 70
Vice Chairman, Kissinger
Associates, Former
Under Secretary of State
for Economic Growth, Energy,
and the Environment

   Read Robert's story

Outside the Classroom

  • The Tobacco Wars: International Litigation, Health Protection and Economic Law
  • The Alibaba IPO: Leveraging Opportunity and Law in a Global Market
  • Challenging Times: The Fed's Role in Today's Global Financial System
  • U.S.-Korea Relations, Political/Security, & Economic/Trade Issues
  • Mutual Gains Approach: Recent Experiences in International Context
  • Mexico's Financial Reform
  • The Power of We: The Role of Business in Solving Society's Challenges
  • Global Investing: Practitioner's Lab with Masha Gordon
  • Panel Discussion on Private Sector Internships in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • The Future of American Superpower: Implications for Security, Politics, & Markets
  • Technology and Inclusive Innovation: The IBM Story in Africa
  • Global Leaders Speaker: Paul Polman
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) - Washington, DC
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP - Chicago, IL
  • Ernst & Young - Chicago, IL
  • BNP Paribas - New York City, NY
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company - Boston, MA
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury, East Asia Office - Washington, DC
  • U.S. Mission to the European Union, Commercial Service - Brussels, Belgium
  • United States Trade and Development Agency - Washington, DC
  • United States Treasury - Vienna, VA
  • "Legal & Other Key Strategic Considerations for Inbound Investments in the Chinese Healthcare Industry"
  • "Do Tax Incentives Affect Investment?: The Effect of Sector-Specific Tax Incentives on Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil"
  • "Mexico's Energy Reform: A Lifesaver for a Drowning Industry"
  • "The prospect of electric power market deregulation in Japan"
  • "Malaysia's development challenges for moving up the value chain: Analysis of cluster development policy"
  • "Business in Bulgaria: An Overview for Investors and Managers in 2010"
  • "A Real Great Leap Forward: History, Drivers And Expected Trends Of M&A In the People’s Republic Of China"
  • "Collaborative Value Sharing Between Profit and NonProfit Partners in Emerging Markets: The Case of GrameenPhone in Bangladesh"
  • "Prospect of Energy Link Between Central Asia and China: A Study on the Development of 'Energy Silk Route,' the Turkmenistan - China Pipeline"
  • Fletcher Finance Club
  • International Business Club
  • Fletcher Political Risk Group
  • ASEAN Society
  • European Affairs Society
  • International Law Society

Learn From The Experts: Fletcher Faculty

Joel Trachtman, Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School"Our law courses in this field complement and are complemented by our courses in economics, business and politics. This is an interdisciplinary strength that no law school or single discipline graduate program can match."

Joel Trachtman, Professor of International Law

Other faculty with expertise in the field:

Louis Aucoin Laurent Jacque Jeswald Salacuse
Louis Aucoin Laurent Jacque Jeswald Salacuse