Core Module Information
Module title: International Trade Law

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW10110
Module leader: Zhongdong Niu
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

Learning equivalent will be modules with appropriate commercial law component at SCQF level 9.

Description of module content:

Legal framework of international trade law; World Trade Organisation (WTO) law; international financial regulation; international institutions relating to international trade; international intellectual property law; international environment law; international sales law; international regulation of electronic commerce; regulation of multinational corporations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate a systematic and critical knowledge of the public law and private law components of international trade law in its political, economic and social context.
LO2: Analyse current legal problems in international trade law and appreciate the trends for future development, classifying issues in terms of relevance and importance, to propose solutions
LO3: Understand critically the values on which the system of international trade law is based, and evaluate its effectiveness to regulate international trade in the interests of all participants
LO4: Use the law relating to international trade within a wide political, social and economic context and weigh up the benefits or otherwise of potential reforms to the international trade framework
LO5: Identify information needs and gather relevant material systematically, making use of relevant resources including online databases, theoretical literature and current research, and communicate in written form to a high level of proficiency.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Joanna McVicar
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 141
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 10 , WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1, 2 & 3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW 10110 - International Trade Law