6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
The unit can be taken by a maximum of 45 students (due to limited facilities and method of teaching).
Not offered in 2018
International trade law
The national and international laws applicable to international commercial transactions including the movement of goods, people, capital and services. The sale of goods and services from Australia to a foreign country (and the financing of such a contract of sale). The transfer of technology both from and to Australia through licensing and franchising. The establishment of Australian- owned means of production abroad through direct foreign investment and international joint ventures. Legal regimes and international treaties which regulate and impact upon international business transactions. The resolution of disputes which may occur in such transactions.
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- 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;
- investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the legal problems that arise from international business transactions;
- 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; and
- 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.
Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%
36 contact hours per teaching period (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)