International Trade Law
Essex Law School
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 26 April 2021
Friday 02 July 2021
21 August 2020
Requisites for this module
What are the key legal principles underlying international trade transactions? How is English law applied to international trade? What international instruments help establish an autonomous law of international trade? What current issues are caused by new technology? Understand, develop and deploy legal arguments in the context of international trade law.
The module aims to provide an overall examination of the major principles which underlie international trade transactions particularly as they relate to the international sale contract and to international trade finance, the contracts of carriage, commercial arbitration. The module will examine English law as applied to international trade since a large number of international transactions continue to be subject to English law. The module will also examine relevant international instruments which reflect efforts towards establishing an autonomous law of international trade.
At the end of the course students would be expected:
- to have a systematic understanding of the key legal principles underlying international sale of goods and carriage of goods by sea transactions and of international commercial dispute resolution;
- to be able to understand accurately and critically important legislation and other legal instruments applicable in the context of international trade transactions;
- to be able to accurately and critically analyse important judicial and arbitral decisions and to apply judicial and arbitral decisions in various and divergent factual situations arising out of international trade transactions;
- to be able to develop and deploy arguments, critically analyse arguments and legal propositions in the context of international trade law and to develop or apply these arguments in various settings whether e.g. scholarly, in litigation, or in the context of provision of legal advice.
1. A Typical International Trade Transaction
2. The Law Relating to the International Sale of Goods
3. Carriage of Goods by Sea
4. Payment and Finance in International Trade
5. International Commercial Arbitration
This module is taught through a mixture of weekly live webinars, pre-recorded videos, and tutorials. Each week the module teaching team will first produce and make available on Moodle two 25-minute pre-recorded video lectures. The module teaching team will then deliver a weekly live 50-minute webinar in which they further explore key legal concepts and answer your questions about the topics. These lectures and webinars will subsequently be available online through Moodle so that you can re-watch them as part of your independent study. Alongside this, there will be five bi-weekly 50-minute small group tutorials.
The module teaching team will also produce and make available on Moodle short guidance notes. These notes will introduce the material to be covered in the lectures, webinars and required readings. The notes will also contain tips designed both to help you navigate the material to be covered in the lectures and webinars and to equip you to analyse the required readings.
You will be expected to have completed the required readings in advance of your tutorials. Your tutorials will enable you to discuss the material covered in lectures, webinars and the required readings, obtain feedback on your pre-class preparation and deepen your understanding of key concepts. To help you prepare in the best possible way for your tutorials, you will be completing regular Multiple-Choice Quizzes on Moodle. The quizzes will be based on the reading set for that week so that the quiz forms part of your preparation for each tutorial. The quizzes will enable you to track your progress, understand what you are doing well, and give you clear feedback to help you manage your studies and your progress
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Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Multiple Choice Questions
||Take Home Exam - LW327
||Reassessment Main exam: 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period)
Additional coursework information
60% Exam (or take-home exam)
20% Summative Essay
20% Multiple-Choice Quizzes
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Anil Yilmaz Vastardis, email: email@example.com.
Miss Lijie Song, Dr. Anil Yilmaz Vastardis
Law General Office, 01206 872529, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Ebenezer Adodo
The University of Leicester
Associate Professor of Commercial Law
Available via Moodle
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