Law and Globalization (21508). 2 units. The Law and Globalization seminar is an ongoing Yale Law School colloquium series for the discussion of recent scholarly research on legal aspects of globalization, broadly conceived. The focus of the spring 2017 edition will be new research on sustainability issues, including energy, environment, the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and the tensions between trade liberalization and sustainability.After a series of introductory sessions that lay out these topics, we will host five scholars who will present works-in-progress on the law, policy, and politics of various issues at the globalization-sustainability interface. On off-weeks, we will read and discuss texts selected by our visitors in preparation for their presentations. Requirements include: (1) full participation in the seminar, including circulating two short (two-page) discussion papers on the scholarly works being presented; and (2) the writing of either one 25-to-30-page research paper on a topic relevant to globalization and sustainability or three 8-page essays responding to the papers being presented in the seminar. Students may earn additional credit if they wish to produce a major research paper. Paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen (ten Law students). Also F&ES 845b/GLBL 596b. D.C. Esty.
Note: Attendance at the first class meeting is required. Any accepted student who does not attend the first class meeting will be dropped from the course and places will then be offered to students on the waiting list. Note: The first class meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18, from 6:10 until 8 p.m. in room 110 at the Law School. Thereafter, classes will meet at the regular Monday afternoon time, 4:10-6:05 p.m. Attendance is required. Waitlisted students who wish to be considered if places open must also attend the January 18 class meeting.