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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM130: International Commercial Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

• The nature of transnational commercial law
• Harmonisation and uniform law agendas
• CIF, FOB and other shipment terms;
• Documents representing goods in international trade
• The application of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to international sales
• United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna Convention)
• International commercial arbitration under the UNCITRAL Model Law and the New York Convention


Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 3010 x 3-hour seminars. Students will be expected to deliver at least one seminar presentation during the module.
Guided independent study180Preparation for scheduled learning and teaching sessions (including pre-reading and the completion of learning activities).
Guided independent study90Assessments preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).