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LAWS77-746: International Investment and Trade Law

Description

International Investment and Trade Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. It examines the international legal frameworks for cross-border investment and trade. The subject considers contemporary and emerging investment and trade trends, Regional and Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreements, business planning considerations and dispute resolution mechanisms. Investment structures examined include joint ventures, the appointment of distributors and agents, licensing and other technology transfer arrangements and the acquisition of local companies and property. Trade institutions and the international trade law system examined include the World Trade Organisation; the World Bank Group; the International Monetary Fund; the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; Australia's Free Trade Agreements; intellectual property and the digital economy.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeLAWS77-746
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Current: $5,070
  • Commencing in May 2021: $5,250

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the regulation of cross-border investment and trade.
2. Appreciate the impact of investment and trading decisions across a range of areas of economic and social activity.
3. Understand the framework and method of international dispute resolution.
4. Understand how investment and trade law is fashioned by the balance of conflicting national interests.
5. Understand and be capable of assessing the international legal structures for investment and trade.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Juris Doctor students are expected to have completed a minimum of 80 credit points of compulsory law subjects.

Restrictions: ?

Students must be into a Masters law degree OR LA-43040 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) OR be an approved Law Study Abroad or Law Exchange student.

Anti-requisites: ?

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start25/01/2021
Cancellation 1?28/01/2021
Cancellation 2?29/01/2021
Last enrolment27/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?01/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?04/02/2021
Teaching census?31/01/2021