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Course Overview

This course considers aspects of international trade law and addresses the legal and practical difficulties that may arise in this context. It focuses on the law and practice relating to international sale of goods, international carriage of goods, insurance, financing of international trade, and international commercial dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Burcu Yuksel-Ripley

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Course Description

This course will consider aspects of international trade law and focus on the legal and practical difficulties that may arise in this context. The particular issues selected will vary depending on current developments in the field. However, the indicative topics covered by the course will be the key contracts in international trade law; sources of international trade law; international sale of goods (including the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)); international carriage of goods (with emphasis on carriage of goods by sea); insurance matters; financing of international trade (including letters of credit and electronic funds transfers); and international commercial dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration.

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 courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2000 word essay 40%

3000 word essay 60%


Resit: resubmission of failed elements

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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