Module title: International Economic Law

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW11909
Module leader: Zhongdong Niu
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Zhongdong Niu
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los

The learning and teaching methods to be employed will be:-
1. Lectures to explain the key concepts, legal issues and up to date developments in international economic law;
2. Student-led seminars to explore selcted issues in depth.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The main employability, PDP and scholarship skills which will be embedded are:-
a) Communication – oral and written communication skills are assessed in coursework and seminar contributions. These enable students to develop legal debating skills and to analyse and defend practical and theoretical concepts orally; and
b) Information retrieval techniques - library and online resources should be used for research, reading for coursework and seminar preparation.

Assessment (summative)

Assessment for this module will comprise:-
1. One piece of written coursework of approximately 2,500 words (formative assessment) to be submitted in week 8 covering all the learning outcomes;
2. One unseen examination in week 13 (formative assessment) covering the first four learning outcomes.

Research/ teaching linkages

This will occur in preparation for coursework, the examination and seminars. Students will be encouraged and required to investigate research and information on International Economic Law contained within relevant textbooks, journal articles and online resources. Detailed feedback on assessment will assist students in developing these skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
1. The module content includes and examines issues such as inequalities in the international economic law;
2. Key module materials and information are available on Moodle so as to cater for different learning approaches and circumstances of individual students and to assist flexible learning;

Internationalisation
The entire module content focuses on international economic law and related issues.



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-4 13 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Legal framework and institutions of international economic law; World Trade Organisation (WTO) law; international financial regulation; regulation of multinational corporations; international investment law; international sales; regulation of electronic commerce; regulation of multinational corporations; and dispute settlement.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically and systematically analyse international economic law in its political, economic and social context;
LO2: Analyse current legal problems in international economic law and appreciate the trends for future development, classifying issues in terms of relevance and importance, to propose solutions;
LO3: Review critically the values on which the system of international economic law is based, and evaluate its effectiveness to regulate international economic activities in the interests of all participants;
LO4: Evaluate the law relating to international economic activities within a wide political, social and economic context taking accounts of potential reforms to international economic law;
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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ANDREAS LOWENFELD (2008) INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780199226
Core - ASIF QURESHI ET AL (2014) INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW: SWEET & MAXWELL, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9780414050105
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