Module leader: Dr Luca Rubini
Teaching and assessment (2014): Semester 2, Essay - 6,000 words
This module builds on the foundational moduletaking place in the first Semester. It therefore presupposes knowledge of the legal and policy issues analysed in that context. From there, it is proposed to analyse selected and more advanced issues of international trade law and policy.
This module is by nature flexible since its content will be changed depending on which issues in international trade become topical (eg the law and governance of public subsidies; energy, trade and climate change linkages; China in the WTO; international trade and development: a win-win situation?; the concept of ‘crisis’ in international trade and international economic law).
The seminar will require serious pre-class reading, preparation and thinking on the part of the students, in order to have a fruitful discussion in class. Students will be required to present in class research commitments given to them. It will further explore the use of alternative techniques of learning such as ‘moot’ court competitions or ‘moot’ trade negotiations. Given its advanced nature, there is the possibility of utilising specialised guest speakers for some sessions.
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