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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Pre-requisites

LAW00503 Contract Law OR LAW00131 Business Law OR LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law OR LAW10159 - Principles of Contract Law OR LAW10001 - Contract Law I

Unit aim

Introduces to students the basic concepts of international business law which regulates trade between nations. Examines the nature, origins, structure, functions, sources and subjects of international business law. Where appropriate, emphasis will be placed on examining international business related legal questions that are particularly relevant to Australian business.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to international and comparative law
Topic 2 International sales
Topic 3 International payment
Topic 4 International dispute resolution
Topic 5 The multinational enterprise
Topic 6 Foreign investment
Topic 7 GATT/WTO law
Topic 8 Services (GATS) and labour (ILO)
Topic 9 Intellectual property
Topic 10 State responsibility and environmental regulation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 provide an overview of the present domestic and international arrangements for the regulation of international business.
2 identify the legal and non-legal issues concerned with the regulation of international business.
3 identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the multinational enterprise.
4 identify and outline the role of the international courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved.
5 critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues in relation to the regulation of international business.
6 critically analyse various sources of international business law information.
7 demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of international business law.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. provide an overview of the present domestic and international arrangements for the regulation of international business.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. identify the legal and non-legal issues concerned with the regulation of international business.
    • GA1:
  3. identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the multinational enterprise.
    • GA4:
  4. identify and outline the role of the international courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved.
    • GA2:
  5. critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues in relation to the regulation of international business.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  6. critically analyse various sources of international business law information.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  7. demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of international business law.
    • GA1:
    • GA4: