International Business Law (LAWS6059)


The objective of this unit is to provide students with an introduction to a number of areas of international business law and to provide an opportunity to study some of those areas in more detail. The unit begins with an overview of the scope of the law relating to international transactions. The core topics are international sale of goods, carriage of goods, international payments and financing of international sales and methods of doing business in foreign markets, including through agents and distributors and international licensing transactions. Other topics may vary from year to year and may include an introduction to international tax, elementary customs law and international dispute settlement.

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Mar 14, 15 & 28, 29 (9-5)


3500wd essay (50%) and 1hr exam (50%) or 2hr exam (100%)


Burnett and Bath, Law of International Business in Australasia (Federation press, 2009)

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Assumed knowledge: LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction

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