Subject details

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the principles, regulation and treaties relating to international trade as well as an awareness of the extensive impact of national foreign and trade policy and multination trading relationships upon conduct of international trade;
  2. use critical thinking and analysis to consider the effectiveness of international trade and current regulation and other issues relating to Australia's international trading relationships;
  3. demonstrate a well-developed ability to develop persuasive legal arguments and relevant solutions to complex fact based problems relating to International trade law; and
  4. use advanced communication skills and critical thinking to identify legal issues, evaluate, analyse and apply international trade law principles to questions relating to international trade law matters. 
    • Topics are available to enrolled students through the unit's Moodle site.

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • UNE-LLB-DEG-2019

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (may be required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms)
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    It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete their units.

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This unit aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of international trade law and institutions. The main emphasis in the unit is on the global perspective of international trade, including its transactional aspects. Among the major topics covered are: the sources, theory and policy of international trade and investment law; the fundamental principles of the WTO; and rules governing commercial transactions.

Written Assessment: 2000 words (approx). Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-4 Take Home Examination: 3000 words (approx). Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-4

  • Written Assessment (40%)
  • Take Home Examination (60%)

Textbook information is pending.

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