Faculty of Law

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 Law
OfferedNot offered in 2015

Quota applies

The number of places available for a unit taught in Prato is strictly limited to 45. This is the maximum room capacity at the Prato Centre.


The national and international laws applicable to international
commercial transactions including the movement of goods, capital and
services. The sale of goods and services by parties in one nationstate
to parties in another (and the financing of such a contract of
sale). The transfer of technology both from and to a nation-state
through licensing and franchising. The establishment of foreign-owned
means of production abroad through direct foreign investment and
international joint ventures. Legal regimes and international treaties that
regulate and impact upon international business transactions. The
resolution of disputes that may occur in such transactions.


On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and understanding of the various views, including economic theories, concerning the rationale for and objectives of international commercial law with creativity and initiative to new situations for further learning;

  1. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the legal problems that arise from international business transactions;

  1. Conduct research in the content of the main issues that should be addressed when negotiating a contract for the international sale of goods and services, the financing of international transactions, and the transport of goods internationally based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods;

  1. Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to the law dealing with international contracts of sale, including the laws dealing with international payment of goods and the law relating to the contracts of carriage and insurance of goods.


Seminar participation: 10%, seminar presentation: 10% and take-home examination of 4,000 words maximum: 80%.

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:
LAW1111; LAW1114; LAW1112; LAW1113; LAW2101; LAW2102; LAW2112 and LAW2111

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2100 or LAW2101 and LAW2102


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: LAW3111 and LAW3112