The Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Initiative at IAALS is pleased to announce the addition of a new, innovative course to its growing list of course portfolios. International Business Negotiations is taught by Jay Gary Finkelstein and Daniel D. Bradlow at the American University Washington College of Law. The course is a semester-long simulated negotiation of an international business transaction offered to upper level JD and LL.M. students.
Two former law students have shared their insights about how the International Business Negotiations course better prepared them to handle real cases and engage with clients and issues on an international level. Yasmin Naghash, an associate at Themis PLLC, assists corporate and individual clients in complex civil litigation, white collar crime, and general corporate matters. In her Voices from the Field videos, she recalls the practical skills she learned in the class as being invaluable in shaping her professional aspirations and preparing her with more than just theory, but the skills that law firms look for when hiring new associates. Loi Huynh, a Vietnamese trainee lawyer working at the Library of Congress, expresses similar sentiments in his Voices from the Field videos. He lauds the course for teaching him vital international communication skills, how to bridge divides among parties with amicable solutions, and giving him a practical understanding of how to effectively work with and advise businesses.
Click here to watch all of Ms. Naghash’s videos.
Click here to watch all of Mr. Huynh’s videos.