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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Alice De Jonge (Semester 1), Ms Nicola Charwat (Semester 2)


Topics include law of international trade, including rights and duties in international sales transactions; legal regimes governing contracts for carriage of goods internationally; distribution agreements; legal aspects of financing international trade; shipping documents, documentary collections and letter of credit; marine and aviation insurance; international dispute resolution.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the purpose and scope of the international legal framework in which trade between nations takes place
  • re able to recognise and understand the form and nature of documents used in international trade including contracts of sale, shipping documentation, invoices, insurance policies, bills of exchange, documentary collections and letters of credit
  • be able to identify and understand legal issues in an international trade context
  • be able to apply the laws relating to international contracts of sale, international carriage of goods and finance of international trade in a variety of situations
  • be able to write a coherent piece of advice discussing the legal issues arising in an international trade dispute.


Within semester assessment 30%
Examination (3.5 hours) 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Alice De Jonge (Semester 1), Ms Nicola Charwat (Semester 2)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTX9190, LAW7028, LAW7209