LAW325 International Trade Law

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Updated: 27 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale OUA Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 24cp in Law
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LLM625 or LLM525
Notes None
Combined Units LLM525 - International Trade Law
Coordinator(s) Ottavio Quirico (
Unit Description

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.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

International Commercial Law

ISBN: 9780409341560
Mo, J., LexisNexis Butterworths 6th ed. 2015

Note: Electronic devices are not permitted in an examination room. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in an open book exam

Text refers to: Trimester 1, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Take Home Examination 60% 3000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Written Assessment 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) 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.