Master of Laws in International Trade Law (ed. 2020-2021)

Master of Laws in International Trade Law
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Master of Laws in International Trade Law (ed. 2020-2021)

26 October 2020–25 October 2021
The course is available in English

From public to private international law, from foundational frameworks to new technologies, this comprehensive Master's course prepares students for a variety of careers in the field. Take advantage of elective courses to narrow your course of study and specialize in a specific subject.

Key features
Modern methods

Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises

Inspiring discussions

Exchange ideas with international students and faculty

High-level resources

Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations

Introduction to the course

This programme aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the main legal issues in international trade law, contract law and contract drafting. In addition, it explores key legal issues in contract formulation, pre-contractual agreements, letters of intent and e-commerce. It analyses the main provisions of specialized contractual agreements, for example in the case of technology licence agreements, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property rights, trademarks and patents, state contracts, construction and engineering contracts, as well as related modes of payment and dispute-resolution mechanisms.

Who attends this course?

This Master Programme has been designed for recent university graduates who intend to work in the field of international trade law, for example in law firms, corporate legal departments, European and international organizations, and academic or research institutions. Law consultants, practitioners, and young managers wishing to expand their knowledge of the negotiation of international contracts would also benefit from this programme.

What are the topics?

Students gain the fundamental tools and competencies needed to handle the complexities of international commercial transactions.

  • Compliance with trade-related transnational and international sets of rules 
  • Negotiation, drafting, and management of international commercial contracts 
  • International dispute resolution and arbitration
What will I learn?

The course is structured in three parts: online learning, residential classes, and an individual research paper.

  • All about key institutional and legal frameworks for international trade
  • How to prevent, mediate, and settle international disputes
  • The important impact of new technologies in the global trade environment
What will I be able to do?

This intensive, year-long course combines online and residential work for students at different stages of their careers.

  • Leverage legal knowledge in the field of international trade law and transnational contract law
  • Utilize competencies for international public, private, and comparative legal analysis
  • Negotiate and draft contracts and plan for dispute resolution
Why should I enroll?

Students learn by studying, collaborating, and observing practitioners in action.

  • Students visit international organizations that work on international trade law in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Dedicated tutors are available to answer questions and provide support throughout the learning journey.
  • Teaching methodologies include lectures, workshops, and case studies, as well as an online platform for readings, videos, and exercises.
Our partners
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law

International Institute for the Unification of Private Law: UNIDROIT studies needs and methods for the modernization of private law, especially commercial law. It formulates legal instruments, principles, and rules for individual and groups of states in a variety of sectors. The uniform rules it produces usually take the form of international Conventions.

The United Nations Commission for International Trade Law

A core legal body of the United Nations system, UNCITRAL develops legal frameworks to harmonize and modernize international trade. It researches and promotes the adoption of legislative and non-legislative instruments in the field.

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Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei

One of Turin’s leading institutions, the Institute organizes academic courses around European integration and international relations. It also conducts and publishes research papers, including work done by the European Union and its partners.

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Università degli Studi di Torino

Since its inauguration in 1404, UNITO’s Department of Law has produced some of the leading jurists, statespeople, and scholars in European history. Among its distinguished faculty and alumni are writers, philosophers, and legal scholars.

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