DATES: JUL  16 - AUG  10, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3995    
       

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE LINKS: 

LEGAL ENGLISH AND LEGAL WRITING

ORIENTATION IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM, AND BUSINESS LAW

Participants may elect to participate in both the Legal English and Legal Writing, and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System & Business Law seminars. This combined seminar offers participants the opportunity to attend both seminars at a discounted tuition while still receiving two certificates. ILI recognizes participants in these courses are comprised of students and lawyers starting their international careers. We realize sponsorship by law firms or educational scholarships may not always be available. In efforts to allow participants of these programs to receive the greatest benefit from their tuition budget and their time at ILI and in Washington, DC, ILI makes this special discount available.

 

Legal English and Legal Writing    $1900    If applied to individually
Orientation in the U.S. Legal System   $2600 If applied to individually
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Total   $4500   If applied to individually
      .  
2 Program Combination   $3995   If applied to in combination
      .  
Savings   $505    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In these seminars, participants will examine the fundamental legal institutions in the United States and the essential laws and regulations affecting business with U.S. companies. In addition, participants will acquire new analytical and drafting skills through class discussions and practical exercises.

Participants will also have a great opportunity to interact with U.S. and foreign attorneys practicing in Washington, DC and will participate in exciting site visits. Events and site visits in these courses are arranged to provide unique insight into the practice of law in the United States. Sample visits offered in previous years include:

 

  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • The U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • The U.S. Congress and Law Library of Congress
  • Some of the top international law firms in Washington, DC

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The International Law Institute is grateful to the following organizations for their support of the 
Orientation in the U.S. Legal System: 

A. Menadini Pharmaceutical Company
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
AMIDEAST
Asahi Chemical Co.
Asia Foundation
Baker & McKenzie
Bank of Indonesia
Bryan, Cave, McPheeters & McRoberts
China National Offshore Oil Corp.
C. Itoh & Co.
Council for the International Exchange of Scholars
Environmental Protection Agency, Govt. of Japan
Export-Import Bank of Japan
Ford Foundation
Fuji Electric Co.
Fujitsu, Ltd.
Fulbright Foundation
Fulbright South African Fellowship Program
Government of Korea
Government of Zhejiang Province, China
Government of Thailand
    Harvard Institute for International Development
Institute of International Education
Japanese Legislative Society
Kansai Electric Power Company
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Mitsui Bank, Ltd.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
NGK Insulators, Ltd.
Nippon Lyle Insurance Co.
Nippon Fire & Marine Insurance Co.
Sanwa Bank
Sumitomo Corporation
Swiss Bank Corporation
Swiss National Science Foundation
Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Union Bank of Switzerland
     
 
DATES: JUL 30 - AUG 10, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $2600    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

In its 48th consecutive year, the Orientation in the U.S. Legal System and Business Law seminar is the first and longest running program of its kind. This seminar introduces participants to the American common law, including the fundamental American laws and regulations affecting international business with U.S. counterparts. This seminar is ideal for foreign lawyers and professionals, arbitrators, law students, for those preparing for a U.S. LL.M., or for anyone who deals with American and international clients and partners.


Course Outline


Strategic Benefits

  • Basic knowledge of the institutions of the American legal system
  • The use of case law and judicial precedent. Exposure to major judicial doctrines central to American law  
  • Enhancement of analytical and research skills needed in the study of law
  • Better understanding of the role of the legal profession in the U.S.
  • Opportunities to meet lawyers from the private and public sectors and the chance to observe the practice of law in court

Class Topics

  • The American Court System
  • Arbitration and American Courts: Enforcement
  • The American Court System: Civil Litigation and Jurisdiction of Courts
  • International Litigation: Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Law; U.S. Civil Procedure Abroad; Other Proceedings
  • Commercial Contracts: Negotiation of Contracts with American Lawyers
  • American Torts in the International Setting
  • Products Liability Law in the U.S. Legal System
  • The U.S. Insurance System and Its Impact on Business Claims
  • SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley and Other Recent Legislation with International Effects on Corporations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property

Course Advisor

Professor Charles F. Abernathy of the Georgetown University Law Center has directed the Orientation program for the past seventeen years. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Professor Abernathy was a co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971. He has written casebooks on civil rights, constitutional litigation and on the law of equal employment opportunity. One of his more recent works is Law in the United States: Cases and Materials, which also serves as the basic text of the Orientation seminar.

See also:  Combination course: Legal English & Writing and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System, and Business Law

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:  The International Law Institute is grateful to the following organizations for their support of the Orientation in the U.S. Legal System: 

 

A. Menadini Pharmaceutical Company
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
AMIDEAST
Asahi Chemical Co.
Asia Foundation
Baker & McKenzie
Bank of Indonesia
Bryan, Cave, McPheeters & McRoberts
China National Offshore Oil Corp.
C. Itoh & Co.
Council for the International Exchange of Scholars
Environmental Protection Agency, Govt. of Japan
Export-Import Bank of Japan
Ford Foundation
Fuji Electric Co.
Fujitsu, Ltd.
Fulbright Foundation
Fulbright South African Fellowship Program
Government of Korea
Government of Zhejiang Province, China
Government of Thailand
    Harvard Institute for International Development
Institute of International Education
Japanese Legislative Society
Kansai Electric Power Company
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Mitsui Bank, Ltd.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
NGK Insulators, Ltd.
Nippon Lyle Insurance Co.
Nippon Fire & Marine Insurance Co.
Sanwa Bank
Sumitomo Corporation
Swiss Bank Corporation
Swiss National Science Foundation
Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Union Bank of Switzerland
     

DATES: JUL 9-20, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950     
       

 

 

 

 


Overview

Lawyers play an important role in public-private partnerships and in conflict resolution for PPPs. This course is designed specifically for lawyers to teach what they need to know about PPP design, agreements, and pitfalls in PPP. Topics covered include negotiating, drafting and implementing Public-Private Partnership agreements, as well as renegotiating agreements and alternative dispute resolution options, including investor-state arbitration. Selected sessions will be combined with the Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Finance seminar and will cover PPP design, finance, and structure. This course will take a thorough examination of legal issues associated with of each stage of the PPP process.

 

Course Outline

 

Legal Topics Related to PPPs

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms for PPPs
  • International Investment Treaties
  • Overview of Investor-State arbitration
  • Drafting key provisions in concession agreements

Planning for Private Participation

  • General nature of private infrastructure finance
  • Lessons learned from the past policies and projects
  • Strategic considerations for the host government and the private sector participant
  • Identification and preparation of individual projects
  • Developing a communication strategy

Design of Concessions and Other PPP Arrangements

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Design of individual agreements
  • Special problems with agreements local authorities and other sub-national entities
  • Key financial considerations including the concept of bankability

Negotiation of Key Contract Clauses

  • The negotiation process
  • How to negotiate contentious clauses, including: clauses to make a concession bankable;
    termination provisions and compensation in event of termination; tariff and price adjustment clauses;
    unilateral change and economic hardship clauses; provisions for government support; transfer of assets at
    the end of the concession and dispute settlement clauses

Finance: Structure and Basic Techniques

  • The concept of project finance
  • Risk analysis and mitigation
  • Legal structures
  • Basic techniques
  • Basic project documents

 

Finance: Arranging the Funding

  • Sources of finance
  • Providing credit support and security for loans
  • Financial documentation

 

Renegotiation of Agreements

  • Most common reasons for renegotiation
  • Alternatives to renegotiation
  • Types of renegotiation
  • Clauses in the concession agreement to facilitate renegotiation

 

Course Advisor

John M. Niehuss is Director of ILI's Private Investment in Infrastructure Center. He has been involved in international financial and investment transactions for over 40 years as a practicing lawyer, World Bank staff member, US Treasury Department official, investment banker, and General Counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan Law School and at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China.

 

DATES: JUL 16-27, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $1900    
       

 

 

 

 



Overview

The Legal English and Legal Writing seminar exposes foreign legal practitioners and law students to English legal terminology and usage through an overview of the U.S. legal system, contract law, constitutional law, commercial law and legal drafting. In addition to learning legal terminology, participants benefit from an introduction to the legal reasoning process of the U.S. legal system, helping them apply the terms and concepts as they learn them.

Participants in this seminar will develop the advanced skills they need to succeed in a multi-jurisdictional legal practice. The methodology, language and reasoning skills learned in this seminar are useful for working with clients, firms and organizations in the United States, and they are transferable to the professional legal practice abroad. This seminar is also highly encouraged for foreign lawyers wishing to pursue an LL.M. from an institution within the United States. Participants engage in interactive seminars consisting of lectures, individual writing and speaking exercises, and group projects.

If requested, the International Law Institute will provide complimentary tutors, U.S. lawyers, to help review writing samples with participants out of class time.

 

Course Outline

  • U.S. Legal institutions
  • Introduction to Common Law
  • Researching and interpreting cases in the U.S. legal system
  • Legal research (including practical exercises)
  • Contract law
  • Legal Writing and analysis (including exercises)
  • Overview of U.S. business law
  • Overview of commercial arbitration in the U.S.
  • The U.S. Role in International Trade
  • Effective Negotiation Techniques in Commercial Context
  • Simulated arbitration exercise

 

Course Advisor

Dr. Kevin J. Fandl is a Professor of Legal Studies and Global Business Strategy at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Dr. Fandl has been Course Advisor to the International Law Institute’s Legal English program since 2009. He is the author of the course text, Narrowing the Gap: Legal English for the New Global Legal Practitioner and the director of the Global Legal Education Institute. He has taught law and policy courses around the world since 2004 and specializes in the areas of international trade, migration, and economic development. Dr. Fandl is a graduate of American University (J.D., M.A.) and George Mason University (Ph.D.) and served as Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

See also: Combination course: Legal English & Writing and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System, and Business Law

DATES: JUL 9-20, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950     
       

 

  

  

 


Overview

This course provides training in the design, negotiation and financing of private participation in infrastructure and covers topics of interest to private sector lawyers, contractors, bankers and accountants as well as government officials. It uses case studies and mock negotiations to identify critical issues related to the use of project finance techniques to fund Public-Private Partnerships.

 

Course Outline

 

Planning for Private Participation

  • General nature of private infrastructure finance
  • Lessons learned from past policies and projects
  • Strategic considerations for the host government and for the private sector participant
  • Identification and preparation of individual projects
  • Developing a communications strategy

Design of Concessions and other PPP Arrangements

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Design of individual agreements
  • Special problems of agreements with local authorities and other subnational entities
  • Key financial considerations, including the concept of bankability
  • Basic project documents

Negotiation of Key Contract Clauses

  • The negotiation process
  • How to negotiate contentious clauses, including: clauses to make a concession bankable; termination provisions and compensation in event of termination; tariff and price adjustment clauses; unilateral change and economic hardship clauses; provisions for government support; transfer of assets at the end of the concession and dispute settlement clauses

Project Finance: Structure and Basic Techniques

  • The concept of project finance
  • Risk analysis and mitigation
  • Legal structures
  • Basic techniques

 

Project Finance: Arranging the Funding

  • Sources of finance
  • Providing credit support and security for loans
  • Financial documentation

 

Renegotiation of Agreements

  • Most common reasons for renegotiation
  • Alternatives to renegotiation
  • Types of renegotiation
  • Clauses in the concession agreement to facilitate renegotiation

 

Course Advisor

John M. Niehuss is Director of ILI's Private Investment in Infrastructure Center. He has been involved in international financial and investment transactions for over 40 years as a practicing lawyer, World Bank staff member, US Treasury Department official, investment banker, and General Counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan Law School and at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China.