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Course Outline International Commercial Law
COML 3005 Study Period 2 - 2013 Internal - City West Campus

Introduction
Welcome
Dear Student, Welcome to International Commercial Law. This course was newly developed in 2009, when it was offered as "LAWS1005 - International Business Law". The content of the course has since been developed further and we constantly endeavour to make improvements based on the teaching experience and student feedback. International commerce and trade has for centuries played an essential role in the development of the world as we know it today. Since the middle of the 20th century improved telecommunication and long-distance transportation technology, as well as a continuous improvement in the social and political environment, international cooperation and the development of international commercial and trade law have led to an unprecedented expansion of international commerce and economical growth in all parts of the world. This course will provide you with a broad overview of the major legal issues impacting on trade and commercial activities across national borders. It will cover aspects within the private international Law, such as contracts of sale of goods, contracts of carriage of goods, payment and dispute settlement as well as issues which fall under the sphere of public international law, such as the WTO, regional trade organisations and agreements. The course comprises lectures and tutorials. You, the student, are expected to keep up with the weekly readings and participate actively in the tutorials. In return for your efforts you will gain interesting insights in the world of international business.

Course Teaching Staff
Primary Coordinator: Dr Ping Xiong Location: Email: Telephone: Staff Home Page: School of Law LB1-28 Ping.Xiong@unisa.edu.au +61 8 8302 0149 people.unisa.edu.au/Ping.Xiong

Tutor: Location: Email: Staff Home Page:

Ms Stacey Carter School of Law Stacey.Carter@unisa.edu.au people.unisa.edu.au/Stacey.Carter

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Administrator: Location: Email: Telephone: Fax: Staff Home Page:

Miss Kathleen Grosser School of Law LB1-20 Kathleen.Grosser@unisa.edu.au +61 8 8302 7344 +61 8 8302 7128 people.unisa.edu.au/Kathleen.Grosser

* Please refer to your Course homepage for the most up to date list of course teaching staff.

School Contact Details
School of Law
Physical Address: Ground Floor, Law Building (LB) 228 Hindley Street City West Adelaide 5000 GPO Box 2471 Adelaide 5001 +61 8 8302 7244 +61 8 8302 7128 law.enquiries@unisa.edu.au http://www.unisa.edu.au/law/contacts.asp

Postal Address: School Phone: School Fax: School Email: School Website:

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Course Overview
Prerequisite(s)
COML 1001 Foundations of Business Law

Corequisite(s)
There are no corequisite courses to be completed in conjunction with this course.

Course Aim
To provide students with an understanding of the areas of law which have an impact on business at the international level.

Course Objectives
On completion of this course, students should be able to: CO1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the legal framework governing contracts for the international sale of goods and for the carriage of goods by sea, air and land CO2. Explain the common means of payment and financing in connection with international transactions CO3. Identify and explain the legal issues that arise from international banking and finance and from foreign investment at the international level CO4. Explain the means available by which to resolve international commercial disputes (including WTO Dispute Resolution) Upon completion of this course, students will have achieved the following combination of Graduate Qualities and Course Objectives: Graduate Qualities being assessed through the course GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 CO1 CO2 CO3 CO4 • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Graduate Qualities
A graduate of UniSA: GQ1. operates effectively with and...
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