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Program

Updated A.Y. 2020-2021

International Commercial Law

2020-2021

 

Master of Science: Business Administration

Course Credits: 6

Pre/co-requisites: none

 

Course Schedule: Nov 2 – Dec 9, 2020. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 14.00-16.00 on line MSTeams.

Please check the General Channel of the Class on MS Teams, the newsletter and this link for update on the schedule:

https://economia.uniroma2.it/corso/lezionidoc/157/

 

Teacher: Nicoletta Ciocca – Dep. Management e Diritto, Room 73, 1st floor, Building “Ricerca”, 0672595824

ciocca@economia.uniroma2.it Please use only this email address which is regularly checked.

 

Office hours for students: Meeting with students will be exclusively on line. Submit requests for clarification via MS Teams Chat during class and off class or send an email (to the address above) or a chat message on MS Teams in order to arrange for a call on MS Teams. 

 

Course outline

A selection of legal issues mainly concerning international private commercial law will be analyzed and discussed on the basis of legal texts or case law depending on the single topic.

  1. Introduction to international business law [Reading list: case law and notes on the website + Ch.1 and 2 Schaffer/ Part V (but for Ch. 20) Carr]
  2. Convention on the International Sale of Goods [Reading list: Convention text and slides on the website + Ch. 4 and 5 Schaffer/ Part I Carr] 
  3. Documentary transactions and letters of credit [Reading list: Ch. 5 and 7 Schaffer / Parts III.6-7 and IV.15 Carr]
  4. International protection of trademarks [Reading list: Slides and regulation text on the website]
  5. The world economic institutions: an overview of WTO [Reading list: Slides + Ch. 9 Schaffer]
  6. The European Union freedom of establishment [Reading list: case law on the website]
  7. Digital challenges for international commercial law [Reading list: papers to be uploaded on the website]

Please notice that on the basis of certain information which I will collect  from the students, this syllabus could be varied and so the books' chapters listed below. Any update will be signaled on this webpage and on MS Teams Channel General of the Class.

Reading List

- Carr – Stone, International Trade Law, Routledge, 2017, Parts I, III.6-7, IV.15, V (but for Ch. 20),

OR

Schaffer – Augusti – Dhooge – Earle, International Business Law and Its Environment, South Western, Updated Edition, Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 (or chapters corresponding to the above topics in different edition).  The choice between the two books is up to the student. I do not provide any pdf of the books, since this is not my duty or role.

AND

- Slides, papers, notes and case law time by time added on the webpage of the course

Exam Rules

See the relevant page on the course website.

 

STUDENTS ARE KINDLY REQUESTED

1) TO JOIN THE VIRTUAL CLASS ON DELPHI FOR THE CURRENT YEAR 2020-2021. Please double check the year.

2) TO ENROLL ON THE COURSE NEWSLETTER ON THE COURSE WEBSITE TO RECEIVE UPDATES AND ACCESS TEACHING MATERIAL

3) TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN ADVANCE AND WITHIN THE GIVEN DEADLINE ON DELPHI TO SIT FOR ANY EXAM CALL

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: The course aims at providing students the fundamentals of some of international commercial law issues within the institutional framework of the European Union and international economic organizations. After some introductory lectures on the institutions and the principles of international commercial law, the course will focus on certain issues of the practices of international trade, in order to allow students to know and examine actual problems which they could face in their future work. Each section of the course is structured in three parts: to. introduction to the topic and identification of relevant regulatory sources b. reading, analysis and understanding of the main regulatory provisions c. study of case law, reading materials and legal papers APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Knowledge of the institutional framework of international commercial law and some of its most widely used tools in cross borders trade relations. Ability to identify the issues, the interests and the regulatory sources with reference to certain international trade related topics ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Ability to understand the relevant tools, institutions and interests, in view of the students' future working context MAKING JUDGEMENTS:  Develop reasoning skills and judgment autonomy to identify and discuss legal issues, in view of the students' future working context COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Building up an appropriate legal vocabulary, taking into account the use of the English language, in which the course is taught, as a vehicle for understanding concepts and notions that are not always equivalent in different legal experiences LEARNING SKILLS: Provide the fundamentals to understand which aspects of the discipline of business activities can be useful to deepen in an international business context