ABOUT THE COURSE AND TEACHING REQUIREMENTS
AGENCY AND PARTNERSHIP
The object of the course is not to
teach U.S. law, but to provide students with added sophistication in the area, which they could not get otherwise, since Lithuanian agency and partnership law is not well developed.
The standard format for this lecture series is three hours a day of lecture. That is, two one-hour-and-ten-minute teaching periods interrupted by a 20 minute break. This would be for two weeks
straight, five days a week, Monday through Friday. It is presently a two credit course.
One of the doctoral candidates, who all speak English and have email access through the University, will
teach Lithuanian specifics in these topics, and there should be some advanced coordination in this regard. The doctoral candidate will need some direction and will find related some Lithuanian cases.
A final exam must be prepared that includes over 30 multiple choice questions, one right answer only, up to six choices max, complex questions are fine, but no true-false.
Because it is expected that the guest lecturer will not be present during exams in December, there will be no essays or short answers, just multiple choice questions. The format is that of the U.S.
Multistate. Finals will be given during finals week. Dean Tadas Klimas will apply the curve. The Lithuanian helper will prepare separate questions that will also be multiple choice.
AREAS TO INCLUDE IN SYLLABUS:
Undisclosed principals. Contrary to popular belief in Lithuania, undisclosed principals are not against the law. Students are often confused discerning the
relationships between the agent and the principal in an undisclosed principal situation and between that of the principal and the person with whom "they" have contracted.
Students will also be
unfamiliar with: Agents of necessity and estoppel (such as a principal estopped from denying).
Distributorship agreements should also be covered, as should LLC's.