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LAW 7070 - International Trade Law (PG)

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Trimester 3
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Intensive
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Assessment: Participation, assignments/research paper and/or exam as determined at first seminar

This introductory course deals with structural aspects of the international trade law system, including the different municipal legal systems; the history of the international legal system; customary international law; treaty law and interpretation; the meaning and jurisprudence of international law statehood and recognition; international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the IMF, World Bank, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL and ICSID as well as the relationship between the international legal system and domestic systems. In addition the course will review the legal vehicles available to facilitate international dispute resolution methods for governments and business entities. Specific attention is paid to the dispute resolution mechanism in the World Trade Organization, the International Centre for Settling Investor-State Disputes and International Commercial Arbitration. Finally the course briefly considers the concept of 'Choice of Law' for international trade contracts and the recognition of foreign awards and judgements through municipal courts.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Trimester 3 Mon 20/09/2021 Wed 22/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021 Wed 24/11/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
36094 SE01 20 8 15 Sep - 16 Sep Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 5pm  
29 Sep - 30 Sep Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 5pm  
Note: Seminar scheduled in Ligertwood 5.15