Master of Laws in International Trade Law

For more than 20 years the International Training Centre of the ILO and a number of academic partners led by the University of Turin and the University Institute of European Studies and in collaboration with other world-class universities have been offering a shortened version of this Master as a postgraduate course under the name “International Trade Law Post-Graduate Course”.

Master of Laws in International Trade Law

Deadline for application: 31 August 2017

Starting date: 30 October 2017

English

30 October 2017 - 29 October 2018

Blended

Master Information

Deadline for application: 31 August 2017

Starting date: 30 October 2017

English

30 October 2017 - 29 October 2018

Blended

Course Structure

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:
    • CISG
    • UPICC
  • 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
  • E-commerce
  • 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.

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