LL.M. ELECTIVE COURSES

ASEAN Economic Relations, Law and Policy 3 units
This course examines the trade policies of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) and the structure of the international trading system. It considers the ASEAN Charter and all the other treaties covering ASEAN, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the World Trade Organization, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC).

International Environmental Law and Regulations 3 units
A study of concepts and principles affecting environmental laws,including constitutional considerations and effect of legislations relating to the environment. Specifically, the course focuses on population and human resources, food security, ecosystems resource for development, energy, industry, land use, and environmental litigation.

International Environmental Litigation 3 units
The course will cover, under international law comparative approach, the laws and jurisprudence governing the emerging realization on international and national levels that basic environmental, economic, and human rights issues are in extricably linked. As such, there is greater and growing realization of the multidimensional nature of conflicts and challenges previously considered primarily as being exclusively “developmental”, “environmental” or“human rights” oriented. This is the case, for example, in climate change or global trade issues where there are already no real boundaries on the nature of emerging conflicts and where more integrated approaches are required if solutions are to be found. In this course, the goal is to teach students such integrated approaches,following a multidisciplinary perspective and using environmental justice lens. Course pedagogy will be simulation of global negotiations (climate, trade, hazardous waste, etc) and moot court exercises in the International Court of Justice, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), etc.

International Information Technology Laws 3 units
The course focuses on introducing the students to a comprehensive set of legal problems that will illustrate the clash between existing legal regimes and new information technologies.Ancillary to this goal is to help the student become comfortable with the information retrieval and transmission capabilities of the Internet,to allow a fruitful discussion of the IT Law by having basic understanding of the special characteristics of the new domain. The course will cover discussions of the Electronic Commerce Law of the Philippines.

Negotiation Seminar 3 units
The course provides students with an experience-based introduction to the theory and practice of negotiation. The course considers topics, such as, the nature of conflict and dispute,integrative and distributive bargaining, barriers agreement and ways to overcome such barriers, client relationships, negotiation skills, such as, listening, communication and persuasion, negotiation power, and the role of culture, language and gender in negotiation. The course will largely utilize simulation and role-playing exercises as well as critiques and reflections on students’ experiences.

United Nations and Other International Organizations 3 units
The course is about the legal and administrative structure of the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Emphasis will be given to the strategic roles and functions assumed by selected international agencies in current developments.United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and ASEAN Regional Concerns 3 units Recent developments in the region have given rise to the need for a better understanding of the implications of the UNCLOS on claimant states in the Region. The search for a durable solution to conflicting territorial claims over various parts of the seas will be explored and analyzed.