University of Pittsburgh

International Trade Law

The World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization
Term: Spring Term 2013-14 (2144)
Catalog Number: 5094
Class Number: 27737
Room: LAW G12.
Class Schedule:
  • M, W 2:00 pm -3:15 pm
  • Instructor:
    Type: Lecture
    Credits: 3.0 Credits
    Catalog Requirements: International / Comparative.

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5094

    Additional Info

    This is an introductory level course that will include a brief introduction to economic principles used to analyze international trade. These include the basic principles and underlying logic of the World Trade Organization (WTO) law, and the world trading system. Both institutional and substantive law of the WTO will be discussed. The institutional law topics covered will include membership and decision-making; the institutions of WTO; and dispute settlement and proceedings. The substantive law topics will include rules on market access; the most-favored nation principle; national treatment; safeguard measures; anti-dumping measures; subsidies and countervailing measures; trade in services; and intellectual property. This course will also consider the relationship of trade and the WTO to societal issues such as the environment, human rights, and labor standards.


    The student's final grade will be based on a final examination.

    Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

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