LAWS5254 World Trade Organization Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit interrogates World Trade Organization (WTO) law and dispute settlement processes. Students become familiar with key aspects of the WTO Agreement, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), General Agreement on Services (GATS), Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), Anti-dumping Agreement (ADA) and Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SPS). Trade-related Intellectual Property (TRIPS) and Trade-related Investment Measures (TRIMS) are also canvassed. A key theme explored within the unit is the inherent policy tension between trade liberalisation and regulatory sovereignty.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critically evaluate the jurisprudential framework and dispute settlement process of WTO law; (2) illustrate the relationship between various facets of the WTO Agreement, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement and Technical Barriers to Trade; and (3) describe the inherent tension between trade liberalisation and regulatory sovereignty.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) student presentation and (2) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

a Juris Doctor student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Juan He
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4107 Land Law,
and
LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS5511 International Trade Law, LAWS6719 International Trade Law, LAWS6254 WTO Law, LAWS3319 International Trade Law
Contact hours
Seminars: 3 hours per week
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