INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS

LAW5INC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 This subject deals with problems in he drafting and enforcement of contracts involving two or more legal systems with reference to international conventions. A range of current topics will be covered, for example, standardisation of terms, choice of governing law, penalty clauses, review procedures in long term contracts, changed circumstances and hardship clauses, contracts as security, proceeds clauses and title retention, currency and maintenance of value clauses. Relevant aspects of dispute resolution will also be considered.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKeith Kendall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program offered by the School of Law, or must have permission of the Director of Programs or delegate.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To develop an awareness of national variations in apparently common legal concepts and attitudes to the law

Activities:
Classes, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. To demonstrate how these variations are brought together in particular transactions to identify the common core of contract law and an expanding international law of contracts

Activities:
Classes, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. To consider the central role of contract in international trade

Activities:
Classes, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. To experience negotiation across legal systems and how working as a team can produce optimal results

Activities:
Classes, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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