units

BTF5919

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mathews Thomas (First semester); Ms Nicola Charwat (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 letters of credit; marine and aviation insurance; international dispute resolution.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the purpose and scope of the international legal framework in which trade between nations takes place
  2. 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
  3. identify and understand legal issues in an international trade context
  4. apply the laws relating to international contracts of sale, international carriage of goods and finance of international trade in a variety of situations
  5. write a coherent piece of advice discussing the legal issues arising in an international trade dispute.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mathews Thomas (First semester)
Ms Nicola Charwat (Second semester)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

BTX5190, LAW7028, LAW7209, BTX9190