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040057 KU International Trade Law (MA) (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Nachanmeldungen sind ausnahmslos nicht möglich.
Studierende der Warteliste können nur nach Maßgabe freier Plätze in den Kurs aufgenommen werden.
We 06.10. 08:00-09:30 Digital


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 20.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims at providing students with a basic understanding of the fundamental elements, aspects, and rules of international economic law with a focus on international trade law and the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Its basic principles will be described by reference to the respective articles in its trade agreements and case-law from the WTO dispute settlement system.
The relationship between the WTO and the EU common market (including free trade agreements such as CETA) will also be covered.

Assessment and permitted materials

– active participation in class (8 points), either by participating in the discussions or presenting relevant news from the world of trade law (e.g. newspaper articles about tariff negotiations) during the sessions
Two exams in the final sessions:
– The first consists of right/wrong, Single and Multiple Choice Questions (no materials allowed) and will take place on Wednesday, 19.01.2022 08:00-09:30 Digital.
The second is a discussion of a trade scenario (open book) and takes place on Wednesday, 26.01.2022 08:00 -09:30 Digital.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

– active participation in class (8 points); students are expected to present one newspaper article on a trade law topic in class (approx. 10 minutes)
– two exams in the final two sessions (72 points in total), the first with Single & Multiple Choice Questions (closed book), the second is a case study (open book)
> 40 points for a positive grade in total
– two unexcused absences max

Examination topics

International trade law and the WTO system
EU Common Market law
Basics of international investment law and its relationship to trade law (free trade agreements like NAFTA or CETA)

Reading list

Peter Van den Bossche/Denise Prevost, Essentials of WTO Law (Cambridge University Press 2021)

(non-obligatory) recommendations:
Peter Van den Bossche/Werner Zdouc, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization (Cambridge University Press 2017)
Leila Choukroune/James J. Nedumpara, International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press 2022)

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Last modified: Mo 13.09.2021 12:27