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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 5020

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
161701

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)

Course aim

We live in a global economy where the interconnectedness of businesses across national boundaries is pervasive.  Understanding how the law facilitates or impedes international transactions is key to understanding the nature and operation of the global economy.  In this course we examine the legal regulation of international trade in goods and services, financing international transactions, cross-border insolvency and international dispute resolution mechanisms.  The course aims to equip students with the advanced skills and knowledge required to transact successfully on a global basis.

Course content

Agency and distribution contracts
International Commercial Contracts: CISG and UNIDROIT Principles
Contracts for Carriage of Goods by Sea, Air and Land
Payments in International Trade Law
Financing international transactions
Transnational insolvency
Dispute resolution in International Commercial Contracts: conflicts of laws, international commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration.

Textbook(s)

Goode, R; Kronke, H & McKendrick, E 2015, Transnational Commercial Law: Text, Cases and Materials, 2nd ed, Oxford University Press., Oxford

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 30 hours x 1-2 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
On-line activities 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Research paper 3500 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Research paper 3500 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Research paper 3500 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Ms Jenifer Varzaly arrow-small-right
School of Law

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