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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

Introduces students to the global legal system, and specifically global business law. It is important for all persons who are working in, or would like to work in, global business in some form, whether it be in exporting or importing of goods and/or services, to have an appreciation of the role played by the law in regulating global trade between nations. 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 - Trade in goods, services and labour

Topic 3 - Sales

Topic 4 - Transportation by sea, air and land

Topic 5 - Dispute Settlement

Topic 6 - Finance and Investment

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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 Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 identify the legal and non-legal issues concerned with the regulation of international business Intellectual rigour
3 identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the corporation and multinational enterprise in Global Business Law Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline
4 identify and outline the role of the international courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved Creativity
5 critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues in relation to the regulation of international business. Intellectual rigour Creativity Ethical practice

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: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify the legal and non-legal issues concerned with the regulation of international business
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the corporation and multinational enterprise in Global Business Law
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify and outline the role of the international courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues in relation to the regulation of international business.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.