201​9 Global Lawyering Field Study Courses

global-law1Texas A&M Law expands the opportunities for students to study ​across the globe. Aggie Law students will go outside the classroom, outside the United States, to explore dispute resolution, commercial arbitration, environmental law, and energy law in the field.

Global Lawyering

Students will explore topics drawing on expert and practice-based resources available only on-site. The start of the course will be at the Law School researching and preparing for the field study during the Spring semester. The field study trip will take place in May. Upon return, students will reflect on skills and substantive legal and policy knowledge gained during the field study trip itself through a field study debrief, reflection exercises and a research project completed in the Fall.

    
    

Cambodia:
Art, Fashion, Food & Culture: Trade and Sustainable Development in Cambodia

This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn about international and domestic legal issues related to trade and sustainable development in the fast-growing nation of Cambodia. Students will explore the progress of law, business, and economic interests from ancient to modern times in the context of agriculture, fashion, art, and cultural heritage. In each respect, students will consider the challenges and opportunities faced by governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as national and foreign businesses operating within the country. A core part of the student experience will involve meeting with policy makers, diplomats, business executives, and other stakeholders to discuss their concerns about and ideas for the future of trade and sustainable development from local and global perspectives. 

​Faculty:  Irene Calboli and Jeff Slattery

Application required, due​ Nov​. 12, 2018

► Course Details

These courses include a field trip. Students will complete the Field Study Preparation for 0.5 credits as a Spring 2019 course with the Field Trip Completed in May and the Field Study Debrief, Reflection Exercises, and Research Project completed during the Fall 2019 semester for an additional 2.5 credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of first semester of law school by Fall 2018.
May 2019 anticipated graduates may not register for this course.

Class schedule:
Friday, Feb​. 8 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, ​March 1 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, ​March 29 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Field trip approximate dates:
May 12-25, 2019

Field Study Course Fees for 2019:
$3,500 to cover airfare, lodging, meals, and other related program expenses. Tuition will be assessed at the same rate as for all other law school courses.

Billing Information:
When registering and accepted into the course, you will be billed automatically. (You will be responsible for the course fee even if you fail to complete the course.)

Attendance:
The field study portion of this class will take place according to the course-specific information sheet. The attendance rules of the law school will apply and there will be no “excused” absences from other courses in which you are enrolled. You are required to attend all field study classes at the law school and in the course location in order to earn credit.

Jersey and Guernsey:
Sovereignty, Brexit, the European Union: The Channel Islands and Financial Regulation

As jurisdictions that operate autonomously from British law, Jersey and Guernsey have operated neither completely inside nor outside of the European Union. As such, they have served as an investment gateway to Europe, but also are a source of regulatory know how on operating in the EU’s shadow—knowledge of particular importance now to a post-Brexit UK. As international financial centers, they play a role in enforcing sanctions, tax obligations, and controls on money laundering and terrorist financing. The Global Lawyering Course will provide students the opportunity to see this environment directly through meetings with government officials, regulators, and practitioners both from the law and financial sectors.

Faculty:  Charlotte Ku and Andrew Morriss, Dean, School of Innovation

Application required, due​ Nov​. 12, 2018

► Course Details

These courses include a field trip. Students will complete the Field Study Preparation for 0.5 credits as a Spring 2019 course with the Field Trip Completed in May and the Field Study Debrief, Reflection Exercises, and Research Project completed during the Fall 2019 semester for an additional 2.5 credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of first semester of law school by Fall 2018.
May 2019 anticipated graduates may not register for this course.

Class schedule:
Friday, Feb​. 8 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, ​March 1 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, ​March 29 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Field trip approximate dates:
May 12-25, 2019

Field Study Course Fees for 2019:
$3,500 to cover airfare, lodging, meals, and other related program expenses. Tuition will be assessed at the same rate as for all other law school courses.

Billing Information:
When registering and accepted into the course, you will be billed automatically. (You will be responsible for the course fee even if you fail to complete the course.)

Attendance:
The field study portion of this class will take place according to the course-specific information sheet. The attendance rules of the law school will apply and there will be no “excused” absences from other courses in which you are enrolled. You are required to attend all field study classes at the law school and in the course location in order to earn credit.

Mexico:
Energy, Regulation of Natural Resources and Dispute Resolution

In contrast to the United States, Mexico owns all water and hydrocarbon resources and contracts private parties to exploit them. This creates a substantially different regulatory environment from that governing energy production in the U.S. This Global Lawyering Course will provide students the opportunity to see this environment directly through meetings with government officials from the energy regulatory agencies, judges that have dealt with energy-related disputes with communities and legal practitioners working in the energy sector, and community leaders.

Faculty: Guillermo Garcia Sanchez

Application required, due​ Nov​. 12, 2018

► Course Details

These courses include a field trip. Students will complete the Field Study Preparation for 0.5 credits as a Spring 2019 course with the Field Trip Completed in May and the Field Study Debrief, Reflection Exercises, and Research Project completed during the Fall 2019 semester for an additional 2.5 credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of first semester of law school by Fall 2018.
May 2019 anticipated graduates may not register for this course.

Class schedule:
Friday, Feb​. 8 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, ​March 1 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, ​March 29 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Field trip approximate dates:
May 12-25, 2019

Field Study Course Fees for 2019:
$3,500 to cover airfare, lodging, meals, and other related program expenses. Tuition will be assessed at the same rate as for all other law school courses.

Billing Information:
When registering and accepted into the course, you will be billed automatically. (You will be responsible for the course fee even if you fail to complete the course.)

Attendance:
The field study portion of this class will take place according to the course-specific information sheet. The attendance rules of the law school will apply and there will be no “excused” absences from other courses in which you are enrolled. You are required to attend all field study classes at the law school and in the course location in order to earn credit.