Current Issues of Law in International Business

Module code: LW7043 

Module co-ordinator: Flora Huang

Module Outline

International business law encompasses a broad and complex body of ever-changing legal rules that are fundamental to many aspects of both lives in general and commerce. This module will focus on a selection of topics that are currently of particular importance and interest for the legal and business communities. The topics which vary every year will arise from the fields of international investment law, financial markets, dispute resolution, corporate crime and social responsibility, as well as public service. The critical understanding of many legal aspects of international business – which is based on personal study and discussion in class – is one of the main objectives of the course.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminars, autonomous learning groups and private study. Use will be made of the Blackboard VLE to support learning in this module.

Assessment Methods

At the end of the module, students are expected to produce a written summative assessment, which involves research and analysis of a relevant field of business law. The word limit will be 5,000 words including footnotes. The emphasis in marking will be on research, understanding and analysis of the relevant field of law.