LAWS5250 Foundations of International Commercial Law

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
The unit covers key core aspects of international commercial law as an introduction to the specialised master's degree/graduate diploma. It looks in depth at the globalisation of regulation, harmonisation and unification of commercial laws, as well as regulation of commerce, the nature of commercial rules, and other important foundation subjects for studying commercial law in depth.
Students are able to (1) identify the main traits of commercial legal regulation and its primary problems; (2) critically evaluate the concept of global commercial law, harmonisation and uniform international law, and its key challenges; (3) analyse the issues of regulation in commercial law, and the interplay between law and business in commerce; and (4) identify, describe and interpret issues of documentary trade, and the implications of party autonomy in commercial law.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial group oral 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 Camilla Andersen
Contact hours
This unit is delivered both in person and online. Students must attend every face to face session 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Monday 25 February to Friday 1 March. During this week it is expected that students will also complete up to 6 hours per day (again made up) of online work. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-J-7_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-N-3D_2019]
Students must attend every day of this intensive.

Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues.
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