An intensive summer programme designed to introduce students aged 19+ to the principles of Commercial Law.
A one-week programme, residential in a college of the University of Oxford.Apply Now
This course will provide students with a solid grounding in the principles of commercial law from at an international level whilst enabling students to conduct further research into commercial law at a national level should students wish to pursue the complexities of a particular country’s approach to commercial law.
Increasing levels of globalisation and the increasing globalisation of financial markets has led to increased international trade, international investments, increased cross-border transactions along with higher levels of commercial regulation, international litigation and arbitration. This course will provide students with a comprehensive and deeper understanding of how commercial law works in practice.
The course aims to develop students’ legal thinking and reasoning skills through an analysis of fundamental commercial law principles illustrated in the historical development of key cases. It will, however, also analyse the limitations of how international commercial law operates particularly as regards international harmonisation issues and the problems associated with achieving uniformity in international commercial law relationships. This analysis will also discuss the crucially important issue of the conflicts that can arise between international commercial law treaties and national laws and identify how implementation can be effectively enforced in the light of future developments
By the end of the course students will understand:
|Monday||Lecture 1: The Principles of Commercial Law- key elements|
|Seminar 1: Understanding International Commercial Law in practice-case studies and key readings|
|Tuesday||Lecture 2: Arranging the transaction- The Nature of Agency and the Role of Agents|
|Seminar 2: Applying the principles of agency to international contract law-case study analysis|
|Wednesday||Lecture 3: International Sales Law-problems, challenges, issues|
|Seminar 3: Critical analysis of international buyer and seller remedies|
|Thursday||Lecture 4:International dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration mechanisms|
|Seminar 4: Assessing the effectiveness of global bodies and existing laws to resolve international commercial law conflicts|
|Friday||Lecture 5: The conflict of laws in international transactions- problems, challenges and future developments|
|Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning|
1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)
1 x Group Presentation
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