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030581 KU International Economic Law (2020W)

Trade, Investment, Finance and Tax

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Presence on 13 October 2020 mandatory (including for students on the waiting list)
Tu 19.01. 14:00-15:30 Digital



max. 60 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Digital presence in first seminar on 13 October 2020 is mandatory to participate in this course (also for students on the waiting list).

Tuesday 13.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course offers an integrated treatment of international economic law (trade, investment and finance) and the governance of the global economy.

After a historical introduction to global economic integration and its challenges, we cover the making of international economic law; market access; non-discrimination; leveling the playing field; risk and uncertainty; dispute settlement and enforcement.

Assessment and permitted materials

• Class Participation: 40%.

Seminars will be interactive. Participants are expected to discuss assigned readings during class. Class participation counts for 40 percent of the final grade.

• 2 Reflection Papers: 60%
To stimulate discussion, participants will write two response papers related to two seminars of their choice over the course of the semester. A response paper can consist of any or all of critique, summary, elaboration, expressions of disagreement or puzzlement, suggestions for further inquiry, and so on – as long as it is directed to the readings for the seminar concerned.

Response papers should be 1000-1200 words long and need to be uploaded via Moodle 48 hours prior to the relevant seminar. They need to include the participant’s name, email address and word count.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A basic international law course is helpful, but not required.

Examination topics

Topics addressed in the assigned readings and in the seminars.

Reading list

Main text
Bonnitcha, Poulsen and Waibel, The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime (Oxford University Press 2017)

A detailed syllabus with readings will be available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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