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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SPM0018199, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1841, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TRANSNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/13 International Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 10/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: A basic working knowledge of English.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to give students an understanding of the fundamentals of Trasnational Commercial Law. Markets need a complex set of legal tools in order to work properly especially on the international level. The growth of international trade and cross-border contracts has given the recognition of the benefits to be obtained through some shape of harmonization of international business law. Transnational commercial law has an aptitude to be common to a number of legal systems because it is formed from a non-State body of law [a specific set of rules, not necessarily chained together], which governs international commercial transactions. In order to clarify the current status of this law, uncodified international trade usage, standard-term contracts formulated by international organisation (i.e. ICC), common principles developed by the courts and legislatures of different jurisdictions might be mentioned.
Examination methods: An oral presentation of a final essay on Trasnational Commercial Law.
Assessment criteria: Attendance and active participation in class discussions constitute 33%, a short paper [related to the topics of one of the “three parts” of the course] constitutes 33% and the oral presentation of a final essay on Trasnational Commercial Law constitutes 34% of the grade.
Course unit contents: The course is divided into three parts and consists of both theoretical and practical aspects of the law governing cross–border commercial transaction. The first part concentrates on the general framework of transnational commercial law; in the second part this is examined in the context of specific international trade conventions, model laws and contractual codes, while in the third part there will be some workshops [putting this law into practice] so that the student could understand the fundamentals of transnational law as well the way it may come into being and may help [perhaps] to bridge the gap between different legal systems.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course - entirely taught in English – is based on an interactive teaching methodology. Given the nature of the course, it is highly recommended that students intending to take the course attend lectures regularly and participate in the discussion. Therefore regular classroom attendance is important for a successful completion of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Goode-Kronke-McKendrick, Transnational Commercial Law, International Instruments and Commentary, OUP, last publication.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Goode-Kronke-McKendrick, Transnational Commercial Law - Text, Cases and Materials. --: OUP, --. Last publication Cerca nel catalogo