International Business Law - 2016

Unit summary

BLW26

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment - Problem based (20%) , Case Study (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

This unit will cover: the four sources of international business law, an overview of the common law of contract and agency and an introduction to treaties and domestic legislation that may impact on aspects of international trade.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain and distinguish between the four sources of international law, solve "conflict of laws"
  2. apply legal concepts and principles of law to analyse and solve hypothetical fact questions
  3. analyse and compare the obligations of buyers and sellers under each of the four sources of international business law
  4. explain the contracts/arrangements incidental to an international sale of goods and discuss the legal issues/obligations that may arise from such contracts
  5. utilise effective writing skills and arguing ability using precise, concise and appropriate language.
  • Assignment — Problem based (20%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Final Examination (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1History, concepts and terms, conflicts of laws
2The law of contract
3The law of agency
4International contracts for the sale of goods
5International sale of goods & Vienna Convention
6Intellectual Property
7International carriage of goods
8Marine insurance
9Payment in international trade

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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