LAWS3328 International Commercial Law

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Business Law major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit is an introduction to the legal framework for international trade and explains the relevant international and domestic laws which affect that activity. Emphasis is placed on the treaties and conventions which are crucial to international commercial transactions. The four major areas of study are international sale of goods; settlement of commercial disputes; carriage of goods (by sea and air); and payment in international trade. Students gain a better appreciation of the legal complexities associated with international transactions. Students who intend to work in any area involving international trade or commerce would find this unit very useful and relevant.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of the legal framework for international trade and the applicable laws; (2) identify the issues that arise in international trade and apply relevant legal rules to resolve them; and (3) demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise written and oral communication in a legal and commercial context.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall 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)
Sam Raj
Unit rules
LAWS2201 Legal Framework of Business or LAWS2207 Commercial Law or LAWS2206 Taxation Law
Contact hours
up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]

Mo, J. S. International Commercial Law, 4th edn: LexisNexis Butterworths 2009


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