The Master of Laws in International Trade Law is an intensive course of one full year duration structured in three different parts as follows:
Part I - DISTANCE LEARNING - 15 Credits
During this first part participants will be provided with preliminary and essential material in order to acquire the pre-requisite entry level knowledge in the disciplines of Part II.
In this phase of preparation students will be assisted on the following topics:
- introduction to trade economics, including evolution and features of the world’s current trading system
- introduction to comparative contract law
- international commercial dispute resolution systems
During this phase of distance learning, participants will have access to an on-line platform, through which they will be given access to the materials, while receiving advisory support from a dedicated tutor. Every student will follow a personalized path and will be tested regularly.
Part II - FACE TO FACE LEARNING (18 weeks at the ITCILO in Turin)
Module I - 10 Credits
- International trade law (WTO)
- International investment law
- IPRs- related issues
- International taxation law
- International norms on bribery and corruption
- Economics for international trade law and transnational business activities
Module II - 15 Credits
- Comparative contract law:
- Diversity and harmonisation in contract law
- General principles governing the law of international contracts
- International commercial contracts:
- Maritime Law - Links between the sale, carriage of goods (CIF and FOB contracts) and banking contracts
- Legal terminology in English
- State contracts
- M&A and joint venture
- Project financing
- IP rights and technology
- International insurance law
- Energy contracts
- Insolvency law
Module III - 10 Credits
Arbitration systems and ADR
PART III - 10 Credits
Preparation and submission of the final essay under the guidance of a supervisor assigned by the programme.
The final essay will deal with a topic analysed during the programme presenting his/her own arguments and findings.
The final essay has to be written in English.