March 14, 2013
Oregon Law Undergraduate Spring 2013 Course Offerings
Public International Law class latest addition to law school roster
The University of Oregon School of Law has made an addition to its undergraduate course offerings for the spring 2013 academic term. Whether students are planning on attending law school or not, taking legal and conflict resolution studies as a part of your degree can improve job performance and career opportunities. The new class is Public International Law, taught by Kristie Gibson.
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of public international law and the international legal process. International law plays an ever-evolving role in shaping global policy and relationships between and among nation states and influences domestic laws and policies of individual nations. The course will explore the sources of international law; the relationship between international law and municipal law; the role of international tribunals and international organizations; and general principles of international law.
Instructor Kristie Gibson practices with Gartland, Nelson, McCleery & Wade, P.C. in Eugene, Oregon. Before joining Gartland Nelson in 2011, Gibson spent nine years as in-house counsel for a manufacturing business in Eugene, where her legal work focused on contracts, employment law, international trade, import and export law, corporate tax and accounting, logistics, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property. In addition to her legal work for the corporation, Gibson was involved in the management and day-to-day operations of the organization and worked to diversify the corporation's product line, implement efficiencies in the manufacturing and logistics processes and develop partnerships, both domestically and internationally, to serve the needs of the corporation's clientele.
Gibson focuses her work on business transactions with entity formation, contract negotiation, international business transactions, import and export work, and intellectual property matters. Gibson completed her undergraduate work in Political Science, with honors, at the University of Oregon in 1994 and earned her J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law in 1998. She returned to law school in 2008 to earn her LL.M. in Transnational Law at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon and East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China.