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

Requisites: Pre-requisite: The only pre-requisite for this module is completion of three years of higher education with a commercial law component. Relevant modules to have taken include: Business Law, European Union Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance, International Business, or International Law.

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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

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

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