University of Technology Sydney

78153 International Commercial Transactions

Requisite(s): ( 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law) OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies)) OR (70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law AND (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice))
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Anti-requisite(s): 76903 International Commercial Transactions AND 78152 International Commercial Transactions


In this subject, students develop an advanced understanding of international commercial transactions. They examine the major legal frameworks for the international regulation of commercial transactions, as well as major international trade organisations (eg WTO, EU). Students also work with dispute resolution issues in the context of international transactions. The subject moves from understanding the legal and regulatory frameworks of international transactions – the types of property and what legal rights are involved in these transactions – to examining the main aspects of a transaction: payment, contracts, insurance and dispute resolution. A theoretical understanding of these concepts is the starting point for advanced drafting practice in the real-time transaction workshops, where students solve real problems involving all aspects of an international commercial transaction. Students' advanced skills in drafting, statutory interpretation and legal analysis are reinforced in seminars and workshops. Students also devise a complex research question in the final workshop and use this as the basis for an independent research project.

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