LAWS5251 International Sales Law
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit allows in-depth study of the heart of commercial activity, namely international sales. It explores the regulatory framework for sales, including commodities and other commercial sales transactions. The unit focuses on the 1980 Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) as the applicable law to two-thirds of the world's trade contracts, but also looks at parallels to the UK and Australian Sales of Goods Act. The unit builds on the core notions explored in LAWS5250 Foundations of International Commercial Law and examines the role of documentary trade in sales, and the various aspects of regulation of sales as well as demonstrates some of the problems presented by international shared commercial laws.
- Students are able to (1) critically assess the context of sales in trade and commerce and (2) apply analytical and technical skills to critically evaluate the CISG and its role in governing international sales.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral tutorial group presentations and (2) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Bruno Zeller
- Unit rules
- for students from a non-law background: LAWS5250 Foundations of International Commercial Law
- Contact hours
- Students must attend every day of the intensive period 7-11 September. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
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