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262.3 sec. 001 - International Trade (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Richard Trachok  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    MW 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
    Location: Law 240
    From January 13, 2020
    To April 28, 2020

Course Start: January 13, 2020
Course End: April 28, 2020
Class Number: 31945

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

This course examines the law of international trade, focusing principally on the law of the World Trade Organization and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. We will examine the rules restraining national restrictions on trade that address, among other things, tariff and non-tariff barriers, discrimination, regionalism, and safeguards. The course will also spend time considering the relationship between trade and other areas or social values, such as economic development, health and safety standards, human rights, and other facets of globalization.

Rick Trachok is Senior Counsel with McDonald Carano, focusing his practice on international regulatory and gaming law. Mr. Trachok has an extensive background in gaming law, particularly from the international perspective. Clients frequently turn to Mr. Trachok for his knowledge of the complexities of the licensing issues facing European companies, as well as his understanding of the unique aspects of European ownership structures, financing and culture. He has been involved in many acquisitions and joint ventures of European, Russian and Latin American companies on behalf of European clients.

Mr. Trachok currently serves as Chairman of Compliance for the German gaming Group, Gauselmann AG and has been responsible for obtaining gaming licenses for them in approximately 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. He is also Chairman of the Global Compliance and Governance Committee for the world’s largest gaming manufacturer and lottery company, International Game Technology (IGT), a UK PLC traded on the NYSE.

Mr. Trachok has been recognized by his peers and consistently is included in the annual Best Lawyers rankings for Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law, and Gaming Law. He served 15 years as an adjunct professor at UNR, teaching construction law in the graduate construction management program (1988-2003). He was also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law from 2006 to 2013, teaching the Laws of International Trade. Mr. Trachok is currently a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, teaching the Law of International Trade and Gaming Law.

Mr. Trachok has served as the Chair of the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners since 2000 and has been a member of the board since 1991. He also is a member of the University of Nevada System Board of Regents, serving as its Vice-chair from 2013-2015 and its Chair from 2015-2017.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: International and Comparative Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • International Business Transactions: Trade and Economic Relations
    Folsom, Gordon, Van Alstine & Ramsey:
    Edition: 12th
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9781628102291
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Documents Supplement for International Business Transactions: Trade and Economic Relations, 12th Edition.
    Folsom, Gordon, Van Alstine & Ramsey:
    Edition: 12th
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9781640202573
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 105.00
    Price Source: user provided

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