SemesterFall Semester, 2017
DepartmentMA Program of International Business, First Year MA Program of International Business, Second Year
Course NameLegal Methods
InstructorYANG PEI KAN
Course TypeElective
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Grading will be based 20% on class participation and discussion, 30% on submission of 3 one-page reaction papers (out of 12 assigned articles) on legal methods in general, and 50% on an in-class oral presentation of an assigned or self-selected WTO case together with a completion of a ten-page term paper. The paper should be an original work based on the assigned or selected WTO case in compliance with appropriate citation rules.

Textbook & Reference

A coursepack will contain all the required readings for this class and should be handy for every class. Selected WTO cases for further analysis will be handed out in class and can also be found in following books or EUI website:

  1. Henrik Horn & Petro C. Mavroidis eds., The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies on WTO Case Law (of 2004-2005, of 2006-2007) : Legal and Economic Analysis, Cambridge Unviersity Press, 2007 (2008, 2009).

EUI, WTO Case Law Project,

Urls about Course
WTO Secretariat, THE RESULTS OF THE URUGUAY ROUND OF MULTILATERAL TRADE Negotiations: THE LEGAL TEXTS, Cambridge University Press/WTO, available at (official website of the World Trade Organization); (case summaries); (Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan, R.O.C.); (official US government trade website); (official trade site of the European Commission); (Duke Law Library’s own Research Guide to the GATT/WTO).