Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours, 1x2 hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; or in each case, their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||A student may not undertake both this subject and WTO Law during their degree.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject introduces students to international economic law and the practice of key international economic organisations. It begins with a historical and theoretical background of the field before turning to focus on the law and practice of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including close analysis of the WTO dispute settlement system and the role of ‘free’ or preferential trade agreements within that system. This provides context for understanding international investment law, including under bilateral investment treaties and pursuant to investor-state dispute settlement decisions. Finally, the subject examines the lending policies and practices of international financial institutions, particularly the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
The objectives of this subject are:
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Printed materials will be available from the Melbourne Law School.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
|Notes:||The research essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.|
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