Undergraduate Course: International Trade Law (LAWS10136)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines the legal aspects of international trade in a broad context. The legal framework of the course is English law as well as the relevant international conventions and standard terms. The course examines international sale of goods which are transported by ship/road/air with emphasis on sea transport. It investigates the trade terms used in international sale contracts (in the context of English common law and Incoterms in particular) and analyses the resulting obligations of the parties regarding payment methods (with emphasis on letters of credit and bills of exchange), transportation of the goods and marine cargo insurance in the manner in which these relate to one another. Due to the international nature of each of these transactions the relevant aspects of international private law and dispute resolution are examined.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Commercial Law (Ordinary) (LAWS08131)
||Other requirements|| None
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|High Demand Course?
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| Aims of the course
1. To provide knowledge and understanding of the general law of international trade.
2. To give a profound overview over the laws, rules and conventions on international sale of goods, carriage of goods by sea and other transport methods, marine cargo insurance, documentary credits and bills of exchange, international private law and dispute resolution (all in an international context).
3. To analyse the relevant law and to apply theoretical knowledge to legal problems
By the end of this course students will be able to
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the legal principles of international trade transactions in general.
2. Critically evaluate and analyse the laws and rules regulating international sale of goods, carriage of goods, marine cargo insurance, documentary credits & bills of exchange, and international private law and dispute resolution.
3. Select and apply the appropriate legal rules to provide solutions to complex legal problems.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Int Trade Law
|Course organiser||Dr Simone Lamont-Black
Tel: (0131 6)50 2060
|Course secretary||Ms Krystal Hanley
Tel: (0131 6)50 2056