Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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Course descriptions - March 2014

EU Financial Regulation
Arnaud Raynouard is Professor of Law at the University of Paris-Dauphine, and Vice President of International Affairs. He has also taught at the University of Toulouse 1. He has both an academic and a professional background. He clerked in Barrister's Chambers (London), for a French avocat aux conseils at French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation), and for the international law firm of Simmons & Simmons.

He majored in both law (Universit Paris 2) and management (finance, Universit Paris-Dauphine) in Paris, before obtaining a PhD in law. He was educated in various countries, including Australia, the US, South Korea and Libya, and enjoys both US football and Tae kwon do.

He heads one of the only French blogs on US Supreme Court case law, and teaches, among other matters, comparative law & economics, and comparative EU/US competition law, european and international banking and financial law.
This course examines the European Unions reaction (or lack of reaction) to the financial crisis of 2008. Given the failures of the financial regulatory system, as well as the new context of a globalized economy, the EU has reformed the architecture of its financial area to deliver growth and stability. This new set of regulation will be compared with the US Dodd-Frank Act, and its attempts to save Wall Street.

IP and Access to Essential Medicines in the Developing World
Laurent Manderieux is Professor of IP Law at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, Visiting Professor of IP Law, Trento University, Coordinator of the Transatlantic IP Academy and invited Professor / Lecturer of IP Law in Universities in many countries in all continents. In addition, he is Senior Intellectual Property Expert for various IGOs (WIPO, UNDP, UNCITRAL, OIF, IDLO, etc) and Governments. Among his various capacities, he was Head, WIPO Public Affairs and Media Relations, also in charge of IP training and information for government officials, lawyers, researchers, scientists, and business circles. He held Conferences on most key IP subjects and also worked earlier in his career for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, and at the European Union Headquarters in Brussels. He is the author of numerous IP material and publications, including recently: La Propriet intellettuale nelle Universit, Trento University Press, 2012, and Gua prctica para la creacin y la gestin de oficinas de transferencia de tecnologa en universidades y centros de investigacin de Amrica Latina, WIPO, 2011. Of French mother tongue, Professor Manderieux currently works in English, French, Spanish, Italian, also has some knowledge of German, and undertook missions and visited some 130 countries.

This course explores the relationship between access to medicines and Intellectual Property Law, namely patents and other forms of protection of knowledge. The course focuses on the discipline of patents under the World Trade Organization TRIPs Agreement and the 1883 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, as well as on new legal options for protecting knowledge generation in medicines. Due consideration will be given to how patents can, on the one hand, help boost research and development of pharmaceutical products, while, on the other, they may sometimes hamper access to medicines for poorer patients; in this respect, the course will analyze different viewpoints and perspectives. Also, attention will be paid to the role that IP can play in the protection and preservation of traditional knowledge, especially traditional medicine, as well as to Legal Flexibilities under the TRIPs Agreement. These topics will be discussed with regard to potential benefit not only for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Developing Countries, but also Developed countries.

Chinese Corporate Law
Wang Heng is Professor of Law at Southwest University of Political Science and Law. He has served in a variety of visiting positions at leading academic institutions around the world, including the European University Institute (Florence), University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Ottawa (Canada), and Yokohama National University (Japan). He has published articles, in English and Chinese, about international trade, international economic law, Chinese law and regional integration. His recent English-language work appears in the Journal of World Trade and Cornell International Law Journal. He has lectured in forty countries, and the WTO Secretariat in Geneva; and won numerous awards for his scholarship from the Chinese Ministry of Education.

This course introduces the major aspects of Chinese corporate law in the context of China's legal, business and policy environments. The course highlights the issues of corporate law that a foreign investor may encounter, and the most recent legislative and regulatory developments in China. Topics include the formation of corporate, corporate governance, shareholders' rights, corporate mergers and acquisitions, among others.
The Cox Center awards up to 35 grants every summer to support international law internships around the globe.