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LS553T: APPLIED ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:28


Course Overview

 

There is limited appreciation given to the study of the state as a policymaker, legislator, and disputing party in the context of international economic law. Yet, the states have become the “investor of first-resort", while participating in an unprecedented surge of international investment disputes and international economic agreements. The course covers how international investment law interacts with the State’s regulatory powers in different economic sectors.

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 Gloria Alvarez

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This is a course for students seeking to increase their professional opportunities at working as government officials, policymakers, academics, and legal practitioners. The course's main objective to enable students to stay competitive by offering a detailed study and understanding of the practical and legal consequences of the state acting as the “investor of first-resort".

This course is designed to encourage and develop the use of transferable skills relating to the application of the law to complex scenarios, critical judgment on the law, and the formulation of le-gal/policy responses to complex questions.

In addition, this course offers an excellent added value to all students seeking continuity into further postgraduate studies, including Ph.D. studies in the field of international economic law, inter-national investment law, and international dispute resolution.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 40

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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• 2nd problem-solving essay (end-term) would cover Sessions 4 to 9 (50%)

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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• 1st problem-solving essay (mid-term) would cover Sessions 1 to 4

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionRemember4. Evaluate and create a critical identification of the legal frameworks under which international trade and investment take place
ReflectionAnalyse3. Display a critical and comparative appreciation of the intersections between international investment law and trade dispute settlement mechanisms, deci-sion-making, and legal practice.
ConceptualUnderstand1. Engage in an intellectual discussion about the dif-ference between the law of international invest-ments and trade.
ProceduralApply2. Assess the fundamental notions frequently used in international economic law, including international institutions

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