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LS5588: INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:37


Course Overview

This course focuses on the difficulties which can arise when the buyer and seller of goods are located in different legal systems: we examine the sources of International Trade Law and the legal issues arising for buyer and seller in an international sale of goods transaction. We consider how to minimise or avoid these difficulties in the following contexts: the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the CISG; Incoterms and bills of lading; International Documentary Letters of Credit; dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jonathan Fitchen

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

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

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

The course will consist of the following topics:- 1) The sources of International Trade Law and the legal issues arising for buyer and seller in an international sale of goods transaction, 2) The Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), 3) Trade Terms / Incoterms and documentary sales, 4) International Documentary Letters of Credit, 5) International Commercial Litigation in the Sale of Goods context, 6) International Commercial Arbitration in the Sale of Goods context.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

13 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First Attempt: 100% 3 hour open folder examination. Re-sit Attempt: 100% 3 hour open folder examination.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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