An intensive summer programme designed to introduce students aged 19+ to the fascinating interplay between Law and Economics.
A one-week programme, residential in a college of the University of Oxford.Apply Now
This course aims to provide students with a solid foundation in the disciplines of international law and economics both from a theoretical perspective and an applied perspective. It will adopt an interdisciplinary approach focused on themes that are common to both subjects with the aim of situating international laws within the wider economic contexts in which they operate. Theoretically and academically, it will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of law, the philosophy that underpins it and the challenges of its implementation economically.
The course aims to provide a critical overview of the major institutions, regulatory networks, legal structures and dispute settlement processes of contemporary international economic law such as GATT and WTO law and international investment law. In addition, the course will set out the structures of international economic law and their relationship with the environment, human rights, development and social justice. It will critically examine the relationship between economic development and inequality through reference to global economics and governance.
The final component of the course concerns a critical analysis of key concepts in international trade and monetary systems with reference to specific countries around the world and will debate whether protectionism is justifiable or completely unjustifiable. This will involve a critique of the topical issue regarding the regulation of the economic activities of multinational corporations in the global economy. The final part of the courses will discuss and reflect on merging economic crises and the challenges these will pose for law and policy makers across the globe.
By the end of the course students will understand:
|Monday||Lecture 1: Law and Economics – central problems in international economic law and globalisation|
|Seminar 1: Group work activities involving critical discussion of case studies focused on legal issues in a global economic context|
|Tuesday||Lecture 2: International Law fundamentals-underpinning philosophical concepts|
|Seminar 2: Applying International Law principles to key international economic laws|
|Wednesday||Lecture 3: The framework of international trade and investment- international trade law|
|Seminar 3: Critical case study analysis on International Trade and Monetary systems followed by a critique of the legal dimensions|
|Thursday||Lecture 4: International Organisations and Institutions for Global Economic Governance|
|Seminar 4: Regulation of multinational corporations- assessing the effectiveness of the current global legal framework|
|Friday||Lecture 5: Economic Law and its implications for policy making-dealing with emerging crises|
|Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning|
1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)
1 x Group Presentation
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