Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to international trade regulations and institutions, with a focus on GATT/WTO (G ATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade WTO: World Trade Organisation) 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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, reading and reflective journal

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into:LMJD - Juris Doctor LML- Master of Laws LMLE - Master of Law Entrepreneurship LMLAW - Master of Laws OR have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisitesLAW5LRE OR LAW5CNA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically understand and describe the law and policy framework governing International Trade.
02. Identify contentious issues in international trade and business.
03. Critically analyse controversial issues in Trade Law and Practice

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