LLB Law and Policy of the WTO

Student enjoying a lectureModule leader: Dr Luca Rubini

Module description:

This module explores the rules governing international trade, focussing in particular on the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). For a fuller and critical understanding of the law, reference will be made to economic, political and policy arguments. Topics include:

  • Free trade
  • Importance and qualifications
  • The WTO as an institution
  • The Dispute Settlement of the WTO
  • The prohibition of tax and regulatory discrimination
  • General exceptions (the protection of non-economic values, such as the environment and human rights)
  • Health, safety and technical standards
  • Trade in services
  • Trade and intellectual property
  • Subsidies, anti-dumping, and safeguards
  • Trade and developing countries, regional integration


The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.