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International Trade Law (LLB311)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: ST3-internal
Description Considers contemporary policies, legal issues in and critique of international trade law. Examines the concept of free trade and the international institutions and legal instruments that provide the framework for international trade.
Unit Learning Outcomes After this unit, the face-to-face part in Macerata and the research and reading done before and after your time in Macerata, you should
1. Be able to critically assess the benefits and disadvantages of international trade;
2. Be familiar with the institutional structure of international trade and how it is embedded in the general international legal order;
3. Be able to explain how the various bi- or multilateral regional and other preferential trade agreements relate to the WTO;
4. Be able to explain how the international trade legal order relates to the domestic legal order;
5. Be able to critically engage with the core principles of international trade, non-discrimination (national treatment), the MFN (most-favoured nation) principle;
6. Be able to critically engage with the dispute settlement mechanism of the WTO;
7. Be able to critically engage with contemporary issues around international trade such as, for example, current FTA negotiation and treaty projects, controversial issues such as ISDS or the so-called 'trade and …' issues (all as presented in class).
Timetabled Learning Activities Live virtual classroom sessions will be announced in due course.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit will be presented online in a mix of syncronous (live virtual classroom) and asynchronous formats. Materials presented will be lecture style but also involve other available and appropriate material.
Other Learning Experiences Lectures (equivalent online): 24 hours taught in July /August
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB, and LLB259/LAW259 Constitutional Law.
Exclusions Student who have successfully completed LAW311 International Trade Law may not enrol in this unit for credit
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Quota is due to limited resources. Preference may be given to students in Law in their final year.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Jurgen Brohmer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6353
e: J.Brohmer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.006 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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