Course Title: International Business Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Business Law

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW1034

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Spring2008

LAW1034

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Jonathan Kolieb

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1553

Course Coordinator Email: jonathan.kolieb@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
040015 - Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
049812 - Contract Law

 


Course Description

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the legal environment framework within which business is conducted internationally. Specifically, the course will cover the nature of international law and its application in a variety of countries; international organisations such as the UN, the OECD and the WTO; the contractual law that applies to international transactions (CISG); the establishment of operations in another country; the protection of IP and Electronic commerce; the international payment systems; foreign investment; and international taxation issues. Students will begin to appreciate what laws apply in given situations and how these laws operate. Students will also develop skills in reading, understanding and applying International treaties and conventions, statutes, case materials and journal articles. This involves the development of comprehension skills, legal literacy, and the students’ ability to analyse problems and to express ideas in a precise manner.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of international law and domestic law together and understand the impact of these laws on international business practice;

2. critically evaluate international business law in defining corporate governance in an organisation;

3. analyse and research complex problems relating to international business law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives;

4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to international business law and generate appropriate responses;

5. demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues relating to international business law.


 


Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives listed above this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:

* Leading class discussion on legal problems and policy issues.
* Engaging in legal research by traditional means but also using electronic legal data bases and internet searching,
* Giving presentations
 


Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be advised of the prescribed text for this course and other reading materials upon enrolment.

This course is supported online using the Learning Hub. The learning hub gives access to important announcements, staff contact details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. The Learning Hub of the DLS can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/online.
 


Overview of Assessment

The courses of the RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law use assessment to measure and report on your achievement of capabilities against learning outcomes and to provide you with feedback on your performance and progress. Generally, assessment you will face in this course may include group assignments and presentations, individual assignments, class presentations, participation, projects and an end of semester examination.