Module Identifier LAM3420  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Professor Ryszard W Piotrowicz  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment written assignments 1 X 6,000 words or 2 X 3,000 words [40% each)  80%
Semester Assessment oral presentation  20%
Supplementary Assessment resubmit course work  100%
Professional Exemptions Not Required for Professional Purposes  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
The purpose of the course is to enable you to acquire an understanding of the legal foundations of the world trading system - that is, the legal regime for the conduct of States in international trade, plus the system underpinning a deal for the
international sale of goods: how to decide which law is applicable, how to assess the rights and duties of each party, how the
goods are to be transported and paid for, what to do when there is a problem.


The law of International Trade plays a fundamental role in facilitating international commerce. In the era of globalisation its
significance is only increasing. The aim of the course is to address the fundamental institutions and legal methods of world trade.


1. The idea behind world trade

2. Substantive Foundations

3. Regional Trade Agreements and Customs Unions

4. Antidumping Law

5. Countervailing Duty Law

6. Safeguards and Escape Mechanisms

7. Intellectual Property and GATS

8. Dispute Settlement

9. International commercial transactions

10. International sale of goods: the contract of sale

11. Construction of international sales contracts

12. International carriage of goods

13. Financing of international trade

14. Conflict of laws


This module is at CQFW Level 7