Subject details

  • Topics
    • History, concepts and terms, conflicts of laws
    • The law of contract
    • The law of agency
    • International contracts for the sale of goods
    • International sale of goods & Vienna Convention
    • Intellectual Property
    • International carriage of goods
    • Marine insurance
    • Payment in international trade
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
    • Other Materials
      • Video

At the completion of this subject 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 1 - Case Study (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment — Problem based (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Final Examination (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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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