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LS5588: INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course considers issues relating to international trade and finance law and addresses the legal and commercial aspects of export-import transactions. It covers trade risks and risk assessment, the law and practice relating to international sale of goods, carriage of goods and insurance matters, international trade finance, digitalisation of international trade and international commercial dispute resolution.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Burcu Yuksel-Ripley

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • Law (LS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course considers issues relating to international trade and finance law and addresses the legal and commercial aspects of export-import transactions. The particular issues selected will vary depending on current developments in the field. However, the indicative topics covered by the course will be the main contracts and risks associated with export-import transactions, Incoterms and bills of lading, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) in comparison with the Sale of Goods Act 1979, international trade finance (including letters of credit and guarantee); and international commercial dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x 3000 word essay 50% each

 

Resit: resubmission of failed elements

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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