Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to international trade regulations and institutions, with a focus on GATT/WTO, its institutional setting, principles and rules. While it has a comprehensive coverage, the subject is intended as a general introduction to international law concerning trade and business. The principal objective is to establish a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue further studies in specialised legal areas of international trade, international investment and international dispute resolution.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJianfu Chen

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to describe the law and policy framework governing International Trade.

Lectures and problem solving activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. To be able to identify issues in international trade and business requiring further study.

Lectures, reading and essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Week 10-11, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJianfu Chen

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 11
One 7.0 days lecture/workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via blended.
"2-8 March"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class participation10 01, 02
One 6,000-7,000-word take-home examination90 01, 02