Informacje ogólne o programie
W bieżącym roku akademickim nabór na kurs prawa amerykańskiego nie jest prowadzony.
Szkoła Prawa Amerykańskiego organizuje trwający dwa semestry kurs prawa amerykańskiego obejmujący 120 godzin lekcyjnych zajęć.
Program kursu prawa amerykańskiego przewiduje 10 przedmiotów, z czego sześć prowadzonych będzie przez tzw. native speakers, jeden przez wykładowcę o podwójnym obywatelstwie (polskim i amerykańskim), trzy zaś przez wykładowców z Polski i Ukrainy mających ukończone studia LL.M. na Chicago-Kent College of Law. Zajęcia kursu prowadzone są w całości w języku angielskim
W przypadku wystąpienia w ciągu roku akademickiego zdarzeń losowych Szkoła Prawa Amerykańskiego zastrzega możliwość dokonywania korekt w programie w ramach przewidzianego limitu godzinowego kursu na dany rok akademicki.
Kurs prawa amerykańskiego organizowany w danym roku akademickim odbędzie się jedynie w przypadku zgłoszenie się wystarczającej liczby osób koniecznej do pokrycia kosztów organizacji kursu. W przypadku nie zgłoszenia się wystarczającej liczby uczestników kurs zostanie odwołany. Wówczas uiszczona opłata w pełni podlega zwrotowi.
PROGRAM KURSU PRAWA AMERYKAŃSKIEGO (zakończona edycja kursu)
Igor Solodovnik [UKR] - "Introduction to American Legal System" (12 lecture-hours)
Introduction to American Legal System. The course provides international students with an overview of American legal system and gives a description of distinguish American legal institutions. Students' attention will be focused on U.S. governmental structure:
- U.S. legislative and judicial systems;
- U.S. sources of law and its hierarchy;
- specifics of the American legal way of thinking;
- introduction to the main legal terminology.
Students will take part in discussion on court jurisdiction, role of jury, legal professionals in the U.S., legal education in the U.S, etc.
Richard Warner [USA] - "Online Contracting" (12 lecture-hours)
Online Contracting. This course covers contract law doctrine as it applies online. The course addresses a number of issues concerning the enforceability of online contracts, including offer and acceptance, consideration, updating, and unconscionability.
Maurine Neiberg [USA] - "Introduction to Intellectual Property Law " (12 lecture-hours)
Introduction to Intellectual Property Law. This course presents a general overview of U.S. intellectual property law. It will begin with an analysis of the competing policies underlying the intellectual property laws. The course covers the basics of copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets law, and will explore current controversies in intellectual property law, including patent protection for software and business methods and the role and difficulties of protecting trademarks on the Internet.
Geoffrey Mazullo [USA] - “Corporate Governance” (12 lecture-hours)
Corporate Governance. This course provides an overview of the mechanics and theoretical principles of corporate governance - the system through which the various parties in a corporation interact with each other and promote their respective interests. The course outlines the responsibilities, rights and roles of parties including: employees, management, board of directors (supervisory board), shareholders, other stakeholders, regulatory authorities and the media. Three models of corporate governance from advanced industrial economies, the Anglo-US, Japanese and German models, are presented and compared/contrasted with the corporate governance model in Poland. Throughout the course, students analyze and discuss case-studies presenting corporate governance issues at real companies in order to understand corporate governance in practice.
Agnieszka Cenzartowicz [PL] - "Business Organizations" (12 lecture-hours)
Business Organizations. This course introduces basic terminology, concept, structure and functioning of business entities such as sole-proprietorship, agency, partnership, corporation. The course is to underline the most significant differences in functioning business entities in civil and common law countries.
Bartram Brown [USA] - "International Criminal Law" (12 lecture-hours)
International Criminal Law. Basic course on international criminal law. This courses explores substantive international criminal laws (such as war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity. International procedural mechanisms for enforcing national criminal laws are also discussed.
Igor Solodovnik [UKR] - "Comparative Advertising and Marketing Law" (12 lecture-hours)
Comparative Advertising and Marketing Law. This course covers false advertising (definition, practice, remedies), copyright issues related to advertising, competitive restrictions, brand protection, privacy, and the complex of businesses that comprise what is known as the advertising ecosystem.
John Sherry [USA] - “Legal Writing” (12 lecture-hours)
Legal Writing. This course introduces to legal analysis, research and drafting of some basic legal documents in English needed in regular lawyer' practice. This course focuses on some basic skills and tools required for good writing.
Nick Mowbray - "U.S. Taxation of Business Entities" (12 lecture-hours)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the structure of the legal and regulatory aspects of the U.S. tax system and a working knowledge of the U.S. tax system (including how it taxes entities and their owners) and to provide an introduction to how the U.S. tax system asserts taxing jurisdiction over U.S. and non-U.S. entities. The object of the course is do develop an understanding of the basic rules of U.S. taxation of business entities and of the complexity of cross-border tax issues.
M. Eryk Nowicki [USA/PL] - "Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy" (12 lecture-hours)
Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy. This course covers financial restructuring, including ways in which banks and other financial institutions deal with distressed corporate debt; as well as court-supervised consumer and business bankruptcy. It addresses legal aspects of out-of-court workouts of distressed debt. It next outlines Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy laws and examines the legal relationship between debtors and creditors. Students will study the basic concepts relating to bankruptcy such as commencement of a bankruptcy case; administration of the bankruptcy estate; automatic stay and relief from automatic stay, use, sale and lease of the property of the bankruptcy estate, estate preservation and avoidance powers in the context of preferences and fraudulent conveyances. Students will also examine how those concepts are applied in actual cases. The course will cover basics of Chapter 7 liquidations as well as the rehabilitation provisions of Bankruptcy Code, under which the debtors pay all or some portion of the pre-petition debt (Chapter 13 wage-earner reorganizations and Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings for businesses).