LAWS5254 International Trade Law
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit is designed to provide students with an applied understanding of the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO), its dispute settlement process and other relevant topics of international trade law, including free trade agreements, trade linkage issues and Australia's trade policy. Students become familiar with key aspects of the WTO covered agreements, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), General Agreement on Services (GATS), Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), Anti-dumping Agreement (ADA), and Agreement Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM). Students also continually reflect upon the relationship between WTO rules and other societal values, such as environmental protection, protection of public health and public morals. Major challenges of the WTO and its most recent reform efforts, including the stalled Doha round of negotiations, will also be considered. A key theme explored within the unit is the inherent policy tension between trade liberalisation and regulatory sovereignty.
- Students are able to (1) develop mastery of the fundamental principles of the WTO law, including the principles of most-favoured nation treatment, national treatment, as well as social and environmental exceptions to these principles; (2) develop advanced oral and written communication skills to apply and critically evaluate the jurisprudential framework and dispute settlement process under the WTO; and (3) demonstrate understanding of the historical and theoretical fundamentals of the WTO, and its emerging legitimacy challenges in real-world political and economic context.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) presentation; 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 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
- Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
- LAWS5511 International Trade Law, LAWS6719 International Trade Law, LAWS6254 WTO Law, LAWS3319 International Trade Law
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
Peter Van den Bossche and Werner Zdouc, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization: Text, Cases and Materials, Cambridge University Press, 4th., 2017
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