Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the legal framework of private international business transactions, including: the legal architecture of the international economic system; international sale of goods; bills of lading; letters of credit; government regulation of imports and exports; technology transfer and intellectual property protection; and forms and regulation of foreign direct investment. These topics are considered generally and in specific comparative context across countries (including industrialized countries, transitional economies, and developing countries) and across types of transaction subject matter (e.g. technology transfer, sale of goods).

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 Must be enrolled in LMLC or LMGB or LMLGBL or LMLI or LMCL or LMIBL or LML or LMGBL or have permission of Law School.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational Business Transactions: A Problem Oriented CoursebookPrescribedRalph H Folsom, Michael Wallace Gordon, John A Spangogle, Jr, Peter L Fitzgerals, and Michael P Van Alstine 2012St Paul: West Publishing Co.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to describe the legal framework of private international business transactions.

Lectures and seminar activities.

02. Be able to identify the legal architecture of the international economic system.

Lectures and problem solving activities.

03. Distinguish the types of transaction subject matter across countries.

Team presentation/scenarios on International Business Transactions facilitated by lecturer.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Week 02-03, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeith Kendall

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 02 - 03
One 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 03 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes 7/1-13/1/16"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class participation10 01, 02, 03
one 6,000-7,000-word take-home examination90 01, 02, 03