14 July 2017
International Commercial Law
This module will provide you with a basic understanding and firm knowledge of historical backgrounds, principles, institutions and actors dealing with international commerce. This includes not only an overview of the international treaty system, customary law, the role and influence of state actors and international organisations, but also a particular insight into the differences and similarities of the law governing international trade and foreign direct investment. Moreover, it will cover some of the most important and topical aspects of contemporary disputes settlement mechanisms in international business law. This takes into account the role of domestic and international litigation, and includes international arbitration, ranging from ad hoc tribunals over state-to-state proceedings in international trading relations to investor-state arbitration.
This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.
Learning outcomes and objectives
By the end of the module, you should have:
• acquired theoretical knowledge of the historical and institutional evolvement of the legal regime governing transnational economic activities.
• become acquainted with academic debates and arguments as well as practical challenges in the field of international commercial law.
• reflected critically and evaluated competently past, recent and future developments in the field of international commercial law.
• applied legal concepts and principles of international commercial law when facing problematic cases.
• conducted expedient research, to effectively communicate crucial aspects as well as to give legal advice on how to solve the legal conflict at hand.
Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.
GBP 1500: Tuition Fee