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LAW 240 v01 : International Business Negotiations

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jgf46 Finkelstein, Jay
LAW 240 v01: International Business Negotiations
International Business Negotiations
Mondays 3:30-5:30p + Fridays as listed below
In addition to the Monday sessions, the class meets on the following Fridays: from 12:30 p.m.-3:30pm on 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28; from 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on 3/20; and a special class from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on 2/14.
Paper and Special Requirement


Prior or concurrent enrollment in Corporations.

Students may receive credit for this course and the graduate course International Negotiations Seminar (LAWJ/G-958). Students may NOT receive credit for this course and the J.D. course International Negotiations Seminar (LAWJ/G-240).

Due to the coordination with the class in Dundee, Scotland, this class does not cancel even if Georgetown Law is closed. In the event of a weather closing, this class will be held via conference call dial-in.

This class has five Friday afternoon sessions as well as the Monday afternoon sessions. The Friday sessions are devoted to the live negotiations with Dundee and will be held at the DC offices of DLA Piper (near Gallery Place Metro). Due to the Friday sessions, the Monday sessions will end earlier in the semester. In Spring 2020, the seminar will meet on the following Fridays, 12:30 p.m.-3:30pm: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28. The seminar will meet on Friday, 3/20, 12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Since there is no Monday class on Presidents' Day, a special class will be held following the 2/14 negotiations session from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. so that this class remains in sync with the counterpart class.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Jay Gary Finkelstein, a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US), has practiced corporate and securities law for over 30 years, focusing on international and domestic negotiated transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate structuring, strategic contractual relationships, and general corporate law. His practice has involved matters in a wide variety of industries, including defense, hospitality, financial services, real estate, franchised businesses and high-tech and emerging growth enterprises. He also represents numerous nonprofit organizations. He works closely with DLA lawyers in international offices throughout the world to coordinate the delivery of legal services for international transactional matters. Professor Finkelstein also teaches at Stanford Law School,  Berkeley Law School, and University of Pennsylvania Law School, and has been a guest professor at Southern Cross University (Australia), Tel Aviv University (Israel), University of Peking School of Transnational Law (China), and Addis Ababa University Law School (Ethiopia).

He is the co-author (with Prof. Daniel Bradlow) of "Training Law Students to be International Transactional Lawyers – Using an Extended Simulation to Educate Law Students about Business Transactions," Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, 2007. He is also the co-author (with Prof. Daniel Bradlow) of the forthcoming textbook (Aspen Publishers): Negotiating Business Transactions: An Extended Simulation Course.

Professor Finkelstein speaks frequently on transactional law topics at seminars and for continuing legal education programs.

Professor Finkelstein is a graduate of Princeton Unversity (A.B., 1975, magna cum laude) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1978, magna cum laude).

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