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2013/2014  KAN-1FIE  Fundamentals of International Economic Law

English Title
Fundamentals of International Economic Law

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Andrej Savin - Law Department (LAW)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • International Politics
Last updated on 15-08-2013
Learning objectives
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
  • Understand how economic activities are regulated at international level.
  • Be able to analyse the regulatory framework under which economically interdependent states operate
  • Have broad comprehension of legal regulation at GATT/WTO level
  • Analyse the different ways in which national and international regulation interact.
  • Discuss and propose alternatives to present solutions, understand policymaking
Written exam:
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter Term, Re-take is same as ordinary
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Books and compendia brought by the examinee
  • Notes brought by the examinee
  • Allowed calculators
  • Allowed bodies of laws
  • Allowed dictionaries
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure
With the growing importance of the world trade, the knowledge of public regulation of international economic activities has become a necessity.

Lawyers working in international and business environments increasingly have a need to understand the regulatory framework under which economically interdependent states operate.

The course gives an overview of the law and policies underlying international economic relations and teaches the principles of international economic regulation.

This course covers the regulation of international trade in goods, services and intellectual property.

- Legal Foundations of International Economic Integration

- GATT/WTO System, rules on international trade and dispute resolving mechanisms.

- Global Intellectual Property law

- International Environmental Law

The course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and case-studies. Thorough preparation and in-class participation is expected.
Teaching methods
lectures + small group discussions + case-studies
Expected literature
Compendium + Harvard Business Publishing cases + primary material (treaties, laws, cases, etc.)
Last updated on 15-08-2013