units

BTX5190

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Alice De JongeDr Jadranka Petrovic (Second semester)

Synopsis

Topics include law of international trade, including rights and duties in international sales transactions; legal regimes governing contracts for carriage of goods internationally; distribution agreements; legal aspects of financing international trade; shipping documents, documentary collections and letter of credit; marine and aviation insurance; international dispute resolution.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the purpose and scope of the international legal framework in which trade between nations takes place
  • re able to recognise and understand the form and nature of documents used in international trade including contracts of sale, shipping documentation, invoices, insurance policies, bills of exchange, documentary collections and letters of credit
  • be able to identify and understand legal issues in an international trade context
  • be able to apply the laws relating to international contracts of sale, international carriage of goods and finance of international trade in a variety of situations
  • be able to write a coherent piece of advice discussing the legal issues arising in an international trade dispute.

Assessment

Within semester assessment 30%
Examination (3.5 hours) 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Alice De Jonge (First semester)
Dr Jadranka Petrovic (Second semester)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

BTX9190, LAW7028, LAW7209