Skip to Main Content

Doing Business in the United States (LAWS 4904)

Course Info

The course is designed to introduce foreign students to many areas of U.S. domestic law through consideration of a transnational business transaction. Examples of areas of law covered: restrictions on foreign investment, regulatory agencies, banking and finance, importing and exporting, business entities, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, labor relations, immigration law, taxation.


Prof. Stephen Petras

Prof. Stephen Petras is an Adjunct Professor of law in the International LL.M. program, the Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and U.S. Director of the Canada-United States Law Institute. He also serves as the Chair of the Council of the Great Lakes Region and as Vice Chair of the World Affairs Councils of America.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


** No Text Required **

Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.


Computer-Aided Legal Instruction (CALI) requires an authorization code to use. If you do not have a CALI account, please contact Kieran Layton or the reference desk for assistance.

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) Corporations lessonsCALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) Business Association lessons

Audio Guides

Research Guide

 Course Guides