LAWS20062 - International Commercial Law

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit introduces you to the laws that govern international commercial or business transactions, particularly those that govern international sales, transportation, payments, and commercial disputes. You will examine the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, and the dispute settlement system under the Agreement. By introducing you to international commercial law, the unit will enable you to critically evaluate and propose strategies for entering and operating in international markets.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. In-class Test(s) 50%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Survey
Feedback
Lecture slides should provide more practical examples.
Recommendation
Update the lecture slides to provide more practical examples. More legal cases in the lecture slides would provide further practical examples of the relevant legal concepts. The cases should be summarised to include the legal issue, the outcome of the case, and note its relevance to the perninent legal concept.
Action Taken
Practical examples were provided in workshops.
Source: Discussion with colleagues, including e-mail correspondence with the Head of Project Management Courses.
Feedback
Self-reflection
Recommendation
In-class assessment should be introduced to improve student participation and class attendance (with grading completed outside class time).
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Discussion with colleagues, including e-mail correspondence with the Head of Project Management Courses.
Feedback
Self-reflection
Recommendation
A consistent rubric should be used in all units within the relevant courses (the Head of Project Management Courses has provided an example rubric).
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Discussion with colleagues, including e-mail correspondence with the Head of Project Management Courses.
Feedback
Self-reflection
Recommendation
As there is no pre-requisite for the unit, the first two weeks of term should be used to introduce students to the study of law and to accommodate for this some topics in later weeks can be merged.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Discussions with colleagues
Feedback
Self-reflection
Recommendation
Students should be provided with weekly reminders to complete their readings, attend class, etc.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Examine and discuss the laws that govern international commercial or business transactions
  2. Analyse the laws that govern international sales, transportation, payments, and commercial disputes
  3. Assess and summarise the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, and the dispute settlement system contained in the Dispute Settlement Understanding
  4. Critically evaluate and propose strategies for entering and operating in international markets.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Practical and Written Assessment