Course Descriptions - Vienna

Comparative Legal Systems (1 credit hour)
Professor Blevins & Professor Gamauf
July 2-13, 2018
9:00 - 10:10 AM
Location: University of Vienna School of Law

This course will present a comparative view of the legal traditions and institutions of the three countries as well as consideration of the common and civil law perspectives on law, legal education, and legal culture.

International Sales Transactions (1 credit hour)
Professor Garda
July 2-13, 2018
10:20  - 11:30 AM
Location: University of Vienna School of Law

This class focuses on the law governing the transnational sales of goods. The class will first cover the major sources of international commercial law with a special emphasis on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the UNIDROIT Principles of Commercial Law. The scope of the CISG along with its relationship to the domestic commercial laws of the United States and Austria will then be examined. The class will cover issues of offer and acceptance, express and implied warranties, performance obligations and remedies under the CISG. The class will also examine public international law regarding arbitration of commercial disputes.

International Family Law: A Comparative Perspective (1 credit hour)
Professor Wallace
July 2-13, 2018
11:40 AM - 12:50 PM
Location: University of Vienna School of Law

This class will examine the changing form of families throughout the world and the legal ramifications of these models. Students will be introduced to the Commission on European Family Law and its published Principles of European Family Law. During the course, students will explore issues surrounding marriage, partnerships other than marriage, divorce, and spousal maintenance, as well as child related matters including child custody, visitation, and adoption. Finally, students will be introduced to the legal issues involved in family formation using alternative reproductive technologies. Each of these issues will be addressed comparatively.