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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

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

Module 1: Introduction to international and comparative law

Module 2: International sales

Module 3: International payment

Module 4: International dispute resolution

Module 5: The multinational enterprise

Module 6: Foreign investment

Module 7: GATT/WTO law

Module 8: Services (GATS) and labour (ILO)

Module 9: Intellectual property

Module 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the multinational enterprise
2 identify and outline the role of the trans-national courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved
3 critically analyse various sources of international business law information, and critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues relating the regulation of international business.

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

  1. identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the multinational enterprise
  2. identify and outline the role of the trans-national courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved
  3. critically analyse various sources of international business law information, and critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues relating the regulation of international business.

Prescribed texts

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