Faculty of Law

Undergraduate - 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.

print version

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered, or view unit timetables.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedPrato Term 2 2014 (Day)

Quota applies

The number of places available for a unit taught in Prato is strictly limited to 45. This is the maximum room capacity at the Prato Centre.


The national and international laws applicable to international
commercial transactions including the movement of goods, capital and
services. The sale of goods and services by parties in one nationstate
to parties in another (and the financing of such a contract of
sale). The transfer of technology both from and to a nation-state
through licensing and franchising. The establishment of foreign-owned
means of production abroad through direct foreign investment and
international joint ventures. Legal regimes and international treaties that
regulate and impact upon international business transactions. The
resolution of disputes that may occur in such transactions.


Upon completion of this subject, students should:

  1. have an understanding of the various views, including economic theories, concerning the rationale for and objectives of international commercial law
  2. understand the legal problems that arise from international business transactions
  3. have an understanding of the main issues that should be addressed when negotiating a contract for the international sale of goods and services, the financing of international transactions, and the transport of goods internationally
  4. understand the law dealing with international contracts of sale, including the laws dealing with international payment of goods and the law relating to the contracts of carriage and insurance of goods
  5. be familiar with the international agreements and international regimes that influence and regulate international business transactions
  6. understand the main types of structures commonly used in international business transactions, particularly those involving a transfer of technology
  7. have an understanding of the methods for resolving disputes in this area.


Seminar participation: 10%, seminar presentation: 10% and take-home examination of 4,000 words maximum: 80%.

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Three 3-hour lectures per week


LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2100 or LAW2101 and LAW2102