Центр американського права

ШКОЛА АМЕРИКАНСЬКОГО ПРАВА розпочинає набір слухачів на 2017-2018 н.р.

У рамках співпраці з Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Ви маєте можливість здобути кваліфікацію «магістр права» – LL.M. Program in U.S., International & Transnational Law – у Чикаго (Сполучені Штати Америки) за один семестр (п’ять місяців) з пропорційно суттєво нижчою вартістю навчання!

або ж взяти участь у курсі лекцій американських професорів із різнотематичних перспективних і престижних напрямків (з отриманням відповідного сертифіката Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT).

 

УВАГА !!!

З 01 січня 2015 року Ви також маєте можливість отримати ступінь магістра права однієї із найпрестижніших спеціалізацій у США (та світі!!):

  • LL.M. Program in Trial Advocacy for International Students (ranked 4th in the US),
  • LL.M. Program in International Intellectual Property Law (ranked 7th in the US),
  • LL.M. Program in Financial Services Law (among top in Chicago Area).

УЧАСТЬ У ШКОЛІ ДОЗВОЛИТЬ:

  • отримати на пільгових умовах всесвітньо визнану ступінь магістра права (LL.M) від одного з провідних вищих юридичних навчальних закладів США – Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT),
  • отримати сертифікат та додаткові переваги при працевлаштуванні,
  • для найталановитішихстудентів – ГРАНТ ІЗ ПОВНИМ ПОКРИТТЯМ ВАРТОСТІ НАВЧАННЯ У США,
  • отримати більш глибокі знання функціонування прецедентної системи права,
  • удосконалити знання англійської мови та юридичної термінології зокрема,
  • познайомитися з американськими лекторами та юристами,
  • візова підтримка

Наші переваги:

  • найнижча вартість навчання в Європі
  • гарантована можливість отримати LL.M. усього за 5 місяців
  • гарантована можливість отримати LL.M. топових спеціалізацій США (і світу)
  • no TOEFL
  • візова підтримка (0 візових відмов за увесь час діяльності Школи).

У 2012-2017рр. Школу закінчило понад 60 слухачів зі Львова, Києва, Харкова, Івано-Франківська, Одеси, Тернополя, Донецька, Дніпропетровська та Чернівців.

 

За результатами функціонування Школи понад тридцять її успішних слухачів здобули або здобувають ступінь магістра права на пільгових умовах у Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology).

Більше п’ятнадцяти студентів залишилися у США та працюють в юридичних і консалтингових компаніях м. Чикаго.

 

Заходьте на веб-сайт: www.sal.in.ua 

І на сторінку FB: https://www.facebook.com/SALinUkraine/  

 

Запитання також можна направляти на електронну пошту: polianskyi.t@gmail.com

 

Якщо бажаєте взяти участь у цьогорічній Школі американського права надсилайте будь ласка своє англомовне резюме на електронну пошту – polianskyi.t@gmail.com або дзвоніть – 096 017 59 33 \ 096 85 44 765

 

Останній термін надсилання резюме – 01 вересня 2017 року.

 

Щоб отримати:

  • 12% знижки на навчання– до 15 червня 2017 року
  • 7% знижки на навчання– до 01 серпня 2017 року

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У рамках співпраці з Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Ви маєте можливість здобути кваліфікацію «магістр права» – LL.M. Program in U.S., International & Transnational Law – у Чикаго (Сполучені Штати Америки) за один семестр (п’ять місяців) з пропорційно суттєво нижчою вартістю навчання!

або ж взяти участь у курсі лекцій американських професорів із різнотематичних перспективних і престижних напрямків (з отриманням відповідного сертифіката Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT).

УВАГА !!!

З 01 січня 2015 року Ви також маєте можливість отримати ступінь магістра права однієї із найпрестижніших спеціалізацій у США (та світі!!):

  • LL.M. Program in Trial Advocacy for International Students (ranked 4th in the US),
  • LL.M. Program in International Intellectual Property Law (ranked 7th in the US),
  • LL.M. Program in Financial Services Law (among top in Chicago Area).

УЧАСТЬ У ШКОЛІ ДОЗВОЛИТЬ:

  • отримати на пільгових умовах всесвітньо визнану ступінь магістра права (LL.M) від одного з провідних вищих юридичних навчальних закладів США – Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT),
  • отримати сертифікат та додаткові переваги при працевлаштуванні,
  • для найталановитішихстудентів – ГРАНТ ІЗ ПОВНИМ ПОКРИТТЯМ ВАРТОСТІ НАВЧАННЯ У США,
  • отримати більш глибокі знання функціонування прецедентної системи права,
  • удосконалити знання англійської мови та юридичної термінології зокрема,
  • познайомитися з американськими лекторами та юристами,
  • візова підтримка

Наші переваги:

  • найнижча вартість навчання в Європі
  • гарантована можливість отримати LL.M. усього за 5 місяців
  • гарантована можливість отримати LL.M. топових спеціалізацій США (і світу)
  • no TOEFL
  • візова підтримка (0 візових відмов за увесь час діяльності Школи).

У 2012-2017рр. Школу закінчило понад 60 слухачів зі Львова, Києва, Харкова, Івано-Франківська, Одеси, Тернополя, Донецька, Дніпропетровська та Чернівців.

За результатами функціонування Школи понад тридцять її успішних слухачів здобули або здобувають ступінь магістра права на пільгових умовах у Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology).

Більше п’ятнадцяти студентів залишилися у США та працюють в юридичних і консалтингових компаніях м. Чикаго.

Заходьте на веб-сайт: www.sal.in.ua 

І на сторінку FB: https://www.facebook.com/SALinUkraine/  

Запитання також можна направляти на електронну пошту: polianskyi.t@gmail.com

Якщо бажаєте взяти участь у цьогорічній Школі американського права надсилайте будь ласка своє англомовне резюме на електронну пошту – polianskyi.t@gmail.com або дзвоніть – 096 017 59 33 \ 096 85 44 765

Останній термін надсилання резюме – 01 вересня 2017 року.

Щоб отримати:

  • 12% знижки на навчання– до 15 червня 2017 року
  • 7% знижки на навчання– до 01 серпня 2017 року

About School

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School of American Law (SAL) in Lviv is a joint project of IIT/Chicago – Kent College of Law (USA) and Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine.

The fundamental mission of this project is to provide Ukrainian law students starting from their second-third-fifth years, practicing lawyers, judges, businessmen, interpreters and all interested with the knowledge in the fields of American law and Business law, to master the full range of Legal and Business English, and to prepare to obtain a master of laws (LL.M.) degree at the IIT/Chicago – Kent College of Law during one semester (six months).

The School of American Law is very popular among students, practicing lawyers, judges, members of parliament in Poland, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Turkey, Greece, China, Thailand, and other countries.

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The Director of the School of American Law is Professor Richard Warner and the on-site Director is Assistant Professor Taras Polianskyi.

Benefits of SAL:

  1. Upon successful completion of the School of American Law students will be awarded the Certificate of Completion signed by the representatives of IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  2. With the Certificate of Completion You can enroll in the LLM Program of the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a scholarship if you have graduated from the School of American Law and if you have a Ukrainian University degree.
  3. Credit points received by students of the School of American Law will be included into the credit points limit which must be achieved to complete the LLM program in International and Comparative Law at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  4. The LLM program lasts for two semesters. Graduates of the School of American Law who fulfill other requirements may complete it in one semester!
  5. Assistance in job placement for excellent students in Lviv, Kyiv, Odesa leading legal and consulting firms.

LLM Scholarships

For more information on IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law go to: www.kentlaw.edu

For more information on LL.M studies at Chicago-Kent College of Law go to: www.kentlaw.edu/academics/llm/

You can also browse C-K overseas international program site: www.kentlaw.edu/international/overseas/wroclaw/

Enrollment 2017-2018

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To enroll in the School of American Law, please send us your CV in English to polianskyi.t@gmail.com.

If you are committed to follow our General Terms and are eligible to be our student, you should apply by sending us (in English only):

  • a CV indicating your language skills,
  • an indication of your preferred mode of payment (compliant with Sec. 5 General Terms).

Applications should be sent not later than September 11, 2016.

To obtain a discount of:

  • 12% till June 15, 2017
  • 7% – till August 1, 2017

Upon successful submission of your application, you will be included in the participants list and receive all the necessary materials, as well as payment details.

The total cost of the program varies from $1600 to $1800. The payment shall be made directly to Chicago-Kent College of Law as follows: 50% – before the first semester starts and the other 50% – before the second semester starts. If tuition is paid in full with one payment, approximately $100 could be saved on money transferring.

To enroll in the School of American Law You need to be:

– a student of Law Faculty of any Ukrainian University or a foreign University, under the condition that you have already completed at least two-three years of the studies,

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– a graduate of Law Faculty, Faculty of International Relations of any Ukrainian or a foreign University,

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– practicing lawyer, businessman, interpreter or any other professional with University Law degree interested in American law and comparative law.

You will waste your money on the tuition fees, however, if you are not committed enough or if you are insufficiently capable of using what the School of American Law offers to its students. So, before further contemplating the enrollment, read carefully our General Terms.

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Principles

By enrolling in the School of American Law you accept the encouragement to treat it as a unique opportunity of improving your language skills and your knowledge of the American law. You are therefore expected to be active and treat your duties – as to the participation in the classes, the exams and the payments – diligently and with due care.

You are recommended to reconsider your enrollment if you are not certain of your capabilities (including your language skills sufficient to speak and write fluently in English) allowing you to maximize the personal improvement opportunities the School offers.

By enrolling in the School you also commit that:

  1. A) you will participate in the classes and will take the exams according to the rules set by those Terms and by the instructors;
  2. B) your exams will be entirely your own sole work, framed in your own words and reflecting your own reasoning;
  3. C) your exams will not violate Copyright Laws and in particular you will not use Intellectual Property of others as yours; violating this rule in an exam automatically and irrevocably leads to failing the exam;
  4. D) you will pay fees according to those Terms;
  5. E) you will obey those Terms and any further rules determined by the instructors or the Management of the School.

Detailed rules:

  1. The School guarantees its students:
  2. A) eight unique courses with instructors selected by the Chicago-Kent College of Law – if the number of students does not exceed 30 or

– ten unique courses with instructors selected by the Chicago-Kent College of Law – if the number of students exceeds 30;

  1. B) classes in convenient rooms equipped for using laptops and an Internet access;
  2. C) materials (20 – 150 pages) relevant to each course, distributed by e-mail before each course;
  3. D) a mailing list to inform the students of all important organizational issues;
  4. E) certificates of completing the School under the conditions defined in thoseTerms.
  1. Each course consists of classes held on:
  2. Friday (5:00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m., one 15 mins break), Saturday and Sunday (9.00 a.m. – 13.30 p.m., two 15 mins breaks), or
  3. Friday (5:00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m., one 15 mins break), Saturday (9.00 a.m. –15.00 p.m., one 15 mins break, one 30 mins break) and Sunday (9.00 a.m. –11.15 a.m., one 15 mins break).

Students are informed in advance whether the schedule No. 1 or No. 2 applies.

  1. Each course ends with an exam (a written assignment, unless otherwise announced by the instructor), graded A-E. Detailed instructions as to the form of the exams are distributed not later than during each course.
  1. Students may receive Certificates of completing the School.

The Certificates are issued to those students who pass 90% of the exams. The Certificates confirm that the student has completed the curriculum comprising the courses listed on the second page of the Certificate. Unless otherwise requested by the student, grades obtained are not disclosed in the Certificate.

Students shall receive a Certificate with distinction, if they receive an average grade 3.2 based on all courses, where grades are ranked as follows: D = 1; C = 2; B = 3; A = 4, or a Certificate with great distinction, if they receive an average grade of at least 3.5 based on all courses.

Students who pass less than 90% of the exams may request a certificate of participating in the School. This type of a Certificate indicates courses failed and passed and grades of the courses passed.

  1. Tuition fees are determined for each year separately by the Management of the School. In 2017/2018 the fee varies from $1600 to $1800 depending on quantity of students.

Each payment is to be made to the bank account in Chicago (USA). The details of money bank transferring are submitted to student upon successful submission of application and including into participants list.

When enrolling, students are to indicate whether they choose to pay the fee:

  1. A) for each semester separately, 15 October and 1 February;
  2. B) in full with one payment due on 15 October.

No other payment schemes are allowed.

Each payment must be confirmed by sending – before the relevant deadline – a digital copy of the payment receipt to Taras Polianskyi: polianskyi.t@gmail.com

Any violation of the above rules on payments renders the remaining part of the fee due and enforceable immediately.

  1. Graduates of the School with a Ukrainian University bachelor degree can enroll in the LLM Program of the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Please remember that the General Terms are binding on every student. By the very fact of enrolling you certify that you accept them.

Course details

Richard Warner

 

Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Head of School of American Law worldwide

Professor Warner joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Contracts, Remedies, Jurisprudence, Internet Law, and E-Commerce Law and has published several articles and books on philosophical and legal topics. Professor Warner earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he served on the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and he received his B.A. (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) in English from Stanford University.

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Intellectual Property and E-Commerce

This course provides an introduction to copyright, trademarks, and patents. The emphasis is on the interaction between traditional intellectual property law, digital media, and the Internet. The course contrasts economic orientation typical of American approaches with the less economic focused approach typical in the European Union.

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Maurine Jo Neiberg

 

Visiting Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Maurine Jo Neiberg is a practicing lawyer in Chicago. She concentrates her practice in computer law, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property matters. She is licensed to practice in Illinois, before the Northern District of Illinois and before the United States Patent and Trademark office as a member of the patent bar. A significant part of Ms. Neiberg’s practice has been devoted to counseling clients on related to computer software and Internet-related issues. She has represented clients in software development agreements, domain name disputes and has helped register client’s copyright in software.  She also has an extensive trademark practice.  She also teaches intellectual property law on a part-time basis for the School of American Law and Chicago Kent Law School in Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia and China. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Neiberg worked as a software engineer, engaged in applied research in artificial intelligence and wrote software for corporate bond traders. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago, her Sc.M. from Brown University in Computer Science and her B.A. in Computer Science and History from Wellesley College.

Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

This course presents a general overview of U.S. intellectual property law. It will begin with an analysis of the competing policies underlying the intellectual property laws. The course covers the basics of copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets law, and will explore current controversies in intellectual property law, including patent protection for software and business methods and the role and difficulties of protecting trademarks in the Internet Age. We will also discuss current cases and trends in intellectual property law as reflected by cases accepted for hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Edward Carter

 

Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Assistant Attorney General, Supervisor of Financial Crimes Prosecution

Edward Carter is an Assistant Illinois Attorney General and is Supervisor of the Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. In that capacity Mr. Carter supervises a staff of attorneys who prosecute economic crimes such as bank fraud, securities fraud, and insurance fraud and public corruption cases throughout Illinois. Prior to supervising the Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit, Mr. Carter was assigned to the Revenue Prosecution Unit of the Attorney General’s Office, where he prosecuted various violations of Illinois tax law. Mr. Carter’s prosecutions include the largest Wire Fraud prosecution in Illinois history, the largest Motor Fuel Tax Fraud prosecution in Illinois history, and after Illinois became a party to the International Fuel Tax Agreement, the first fraud prosecution brought in the United States under that agreement. Mr. Carter is also an adjunct professor of law at Chicago Kent College of Law and has lectured extensively in Eastern Europe on the subject of White Collar crime.

American Criminal Law and Procedure

A study of the general principles of criminal law and procedure, including principles of jurisdiction, accountability for acts of others, concepts of act and fault, defenses such as justification and excuse, procedural rights such as the privilege against self-incrimination, grand jury review, confrontation of witnesses, and trial by jury, and rules of professional responsibility applicable at the investigative and post-charging stages of the criminal justice process.

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Geoffrey Mazullo

 

Adjunct professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Principal, Emerging Markets ESG

Geoffrey Mazullo is Principal of Emerging Markets ESG, a consultancy engaged in analysis, benchmarking, development and promotion of reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in emerging markets. Following studies of diplomacy, economics and political science in Washington, DC; Sussex, UK; Krakow, Poland; Berlin; and London, Mr. Mazullo worked as a corporate governance analyst, first with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and later with Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC). In 1992-93 he served as a corporate governance advisor to the Russian Privatization Center. Thereafter, he worked on several long-term financial sector development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Moldova and Russia. From 2001-2009 he directed the Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) Program, a regional financial sector development project in Central and Eastern Europe, for which he designed, launched and conducted two semi-annual surveys of listed companies in Eastern European emerging markets: Investor Relations Online (2001-2009; 2011) and Reporting on Corporate Social Responsibility (2003-2009).  Since 2006 Geoffrey is chair of the evaluation committee of the NASDAQ Baltic Market Awards.  He is also Adjunct Professor at the School of American Law (SAL) in Poland and in Ukraine.

Mr. Mazullo holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree from Georgetown University; a Diploma from Uniwersytet Jagiellonski in Krakow; and a Master of Science (MSc.) degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He speaks French, German, Polish and Serbo-Croatian and is proficient in Italian and Russian.

Corporate Governance

This course about corporate governance analyzes from a variety of perspectives the three fundamental elements of corporate governance: compliance, disclosure and common practice. During the three day course, the following topics are covered: corporate governance models (including the Anglo-US, German, Korean, Japanese and Polish models); disclosure regimes; the legal and self-regulatory framework for corporate governance; monitoring of corporate performance by institutional investors; the rights and responsibilities of corporate organs, including the annual general meeting of shareholders, the board and management; shareholders’ rights; and the use of governance information by shareholders and stakeholders. Students are exposed to financial, legal and practical aspects of corporate governance in several jurisdictions by analyzing and discussing a number of case studies about real companies (in France, India, Japan, Poland, Sweden and the United States). Students read the case studies and then analyze them individually and in small teams. The case studies are discussed interactively, with individual students and teams presenting their views. In addition, students learn how corporate governance models develop due to country-specific conditions and factors (including culture, geography and history) and compare and contrast the shareholder model with the stakeholder model of corporate governance.

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Thomas Hill

 

Visiting Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Professor Thomas Hill joined Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2005 and is currently Visiting Professor of Law, teaching courses in Business Organizations, Business Transactions and International Trade. Before teaching at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Professor Hill was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hunter Douglas NV, a publicly traded Dutch manufacturing company. Previously, he was Senior Counsel, Latin American Division, for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and an associate lawyer at Fried Frank in New York. This background gives Professor Hill a unique perspective on making legal theory relevant to practice and practice relevant to legal theory. He obtained his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and an LL.M. degree from Columbia University School of Law. Professor Hill has also been a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Private International Law in Hamburg, Germany, and at the UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles.

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International Business Transactions

This course will examine key business and legal issues that arise in international commercial transactions. After a short historical overview, we analyze some typical transactions, such as the complex international purchase and sale transaction; global freight and delivery arrangements, including the INCOTERMS; cross-border joint ventures and alternatives to same, such as distribution arrangements and licensing and technology transfers; and direct foreign investments. Then financial arrangements will be analyzed, including letter of credit mechanics; international payment transfers; currency issues; trade credit risks; and sources of financing, such as conventional bank financing, project finance and unconventional or alternative sources of financing. We will further review methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration and litigation. Finally, a few of the major institutions that impact international business will be examined, including the WTO and customs regulations; the international monetary regime; expropriation and acts of state; recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments; and the Vienna Convention on International Sales of Goods. If time permits, the course will also offer a short overview of the key concepts of international taxation.

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Jane E. Freedman

Visiting Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Jane Freedman has been a corporate and business lawyer for over twenty years. Currently, she splits her time as the General Counsel of TechTarget, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed technology media company, and as the founder and principal of Jane Freedman Law, LLC, a full service business law firm that represents companies of all sizes, executives and board members. Formerly, Jane was in house at One Beacon Insurance Group, Ltd. and Raytheon Company, and started her career at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, a large Boston law firm.

Jane serves on the Board of Trustees of Emma Willard School.  She also serves as counsel to Small Army for a Cause, which runs the annual Be Bold, Be Bald fundraiser. She is a former board members of Casa Myrna, Facing Cancer Together, the French American Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Melanoma Society. Jane attended Wellesley College (cum laude 1990) and Suffolk University Law School (Dean’s List, cum laude 1994).  She attended the University of Geneva in Switzerland for one year and is fluent in French.

U.S. Corporate Law

. We will discuss similarities and differences of various corporate entities. We will discuss corporate formation, liability issues, practice tips and traps for the unwary, all s they relate to those corporate forms. We will also cover basic fiduciary principles and obligations (and related liability) of officers and directors of corporate entities. We will discuss various funding mechanisms for private companies. We will discuss public company registration and regulation, including insider trading and conflicts of interest/related person transactions. We will explore current regulation of public companies, including Sarbanes-Oxley. We will explore some current hot topics and common misconceptions of US corporate law. If time permits, we will discuss basic contract principles including liability. While we will touch on the statutory underpinnings and important case law pertaining to each area of the law, we will take a very practical and practice-focused approach.

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Richard Warner

 

Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Head of School of American Law worldwide

Professor Warner joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Contracts, Remedies, Jurisprudence, Internet Law, and E-Commerce Law and has published several articles and books on philosophical and legal topics. Professor Warner earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he served on the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and he received his B.A. (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) in English from Stanford University.

US Contracts

This course provides an introduction to American contract law. It emphasizes aspects of American contract law that differ from the European civil law approach. These include the doctrine of consideration (concerning the enforceability of promises), the parol evidence rule (concerning the interpretation of written contracts), and certain aspects of remedies for breach of contract. Other topics addressed include offer and acceptance, interpretation, and excuse. Contract law is an excellent introduction common law reasoning.

Lecturers

Richard Warner

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Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Head of School of American Law worldwide

Professor Warner joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Contracts, Remedies, Jurisprudence, Internet Law, and E-Commerce Law and has published several articles and books on philosophical and legal topics. Professor Warner earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he served on the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and he received his B.A. (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) in English from Stanford University.

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Maurine Jo Neiberg

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Visiting Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Maurine Jo Neiberg is a practicing lawyer in Chicago. She concentrates her practice in computer law, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property matters. She is licensed to practice in Illinois, before the Northern District of Illinois and before the United States Patent and Trademark office as a member of the patent bar. A significant part of Ms. Neiberg’s practice has been devoted to counseling clients on related to computer software and Internet-related issues. She has represented clients in software development agreements, domain name disputes and has helped register client’s copyright in software.  She also has an extensive trademark practice.  She also teaches intellectual property law on a part-time basis for the School of American Law and Chicago Kent Law School in Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia and China. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Neiberg worked as a software engineer, engaged in applied research in artificial intelligence and wrote software for corporate bond traders. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago, her Sc.M. from Brown University in Computer Science and her B.A. in Computer Science and History from Wellesley College.

Edward Carter

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Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Assistant Attorney General, Supervisor of Financial Crimes Prosecution

Edward Carter is an Assistant Illinois Attorney General and is Supervisor of the Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. In that capacity Mr. Carter supervises a staff of attorneys who prosecute economic crimes such as bank fraud, securities fraud, and insurance fraud and public corruption cases throughout Illinois. Prior to supervising the Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit, Mr. Carter was assigned to the Revenue Prosecution Unit of the Attorney General’s Office, where he prosecuted various violations of Illinois tax law. Mr. Carter’s prosecutions include the largest Wire Fraud prosecution in Illinois history, the largest Motor Fuel Tax Fraud prosecution in Illinois history, and after Illinois became a party to the International Fuel Tax Agreement, the first fraud prosecution brought in the United States under that agreement. Mr. Carter is also an adjunct professor of law at Chicago Kent College of Law and has lectured extensively in Eastern Europe on the subject of White Collar crime.

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Geoffrey Mazullo

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Adjunct professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Principal, Emerging Markets ESG

Geoffrey Mazullo is Principal of Emerging Markets ESG, a consultancy engaged in analysis, benchmarking, development and promotion of reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in emerging markets. Following studies of diplomacy, economics and political science in Washington, DC; Sussex, UK; Krakow, Poland; Berlin; and London, Mr. Mazullo worked as a corporate governance analyst, first with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and later with Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC). In 1992-93 he served as a corporate governance advisor to the Russian Privatization Center. Thereafter, he worked on several long-term financial sector development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Moldova and Russia. From 2001-2009 he directed the Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) Program, a regional financial sector development project in Central and Eastern Europe, for which he designed, launched and conducted two semi-annual surveys of listed companies in Eastern European emerging markets: Investor Relations Online (2001-2009; 2011) and Reporting on Corporate Social Responsibility (2003-2009).  Since 2006 Geoffrey is chair of the evaluation committee of the NASDAQ Baltic Market Awards.  He is also Adjunct Professor at the School of American Law (SAL) in Poland and in Ukraine.

Mr. Mazullo holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree from Georgetown University; a Diploma from Uniwersytet Jagiellonski in Krakow; and a Master of Science (MSc.) degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He speaks French, German, Polish and Serbo-Croatian and is proficient in Italian and Russian.

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Thomas Hill

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Visiting Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Professor Thomas Hill joined Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2005 and is currently Visiting Professor of Law, teaching courses in Business Organizations, Business Transactions and International Trade. Before teaching at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Professor Hill was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hunter Douglas NV, a publicly traded Dutch manufacturing company. Previously, he was Senior Counsel, Latin American Division, for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and an associate lawyer at Fried Frank in New York. This background gives Professor Hill a unique perspective on making legal theory relevant to practice and practice relevant to legal theory. He obtained his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and an LL.M. degree from Columbia University School of Law. Professor Hill has also been a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Private International Law in Hamburg, Germany, and at the UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles.

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Jane E. Freedman

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Visiting Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Jane Freedman has been a corporate and business lawyer for over twenty years. Currently, she splits her time as the General Counsel of TechTarget, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed technology media company, and as the founder and principal of Jane Freedman Law, LLC, a full service business law firm that represents companies of all sizes, executives and board members. Formerly, Jane was in house at One Beacon Insurance Group, Ltd. and Raytheon Company, and started her career at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, a large Boston law firm.

Jane serves on the Board of Trustees of Emma Willard School.  She also serves as counsel to Small Army for a Cause, which runs the annual Be Bold, Be Bald fundraiser. She is a former board members of Casa Myrna, Facing Cancer Together, the French American Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Melanoma Society. Jane attended Wellesley College (cum laude 1990) and Suffolk University Law School (Dean’s List, cum laude 1994).  She attended the University of Geneva in Switzerland for one year and is fluent in French.

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Richard Warner

 

Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Head of School of American Law worldwide

Professor Warner joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Contracts, Remedies, Jurisprudence, Internet Law, and E-Commerce Law and has published several articles and books on philosophical and legal topics. Professor Warner earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he served on the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and he received his B.A. (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) in English from Stanford University.

Schedule

The duration of the program is one year. The classes will be held on weekends once or twice a month at the Law Faculty of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (14 Sichovykh Striltsiv str., Lecture room No. 214).

The SAL lecturers will send the lectures’ materials to all students, then there will be lectures in interactive form and afterwards the students will be provided with test materials.

SAL Lviv offers 140 hours of tuition in English language on American law issues including: International Business Transactions, Legal Writing, Introduction to American Law, E-Commerce, Corporate Responsibility, Antitrust, Corporate Law, and Criminal Law, etc.

This year the program draft curriculum is following:

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Please e-mail any additional questions to Taras Polianskyi, on-site Director of the School of American Law in Lviv, Ukraine.

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For more information on the Chicago-Kent  LL.M.  Programs, please visit http://www.kentlaw.edu/international/llm/