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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SPM0013251, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1841, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge GIULIANA SCOTTO

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 First 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 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Orientation skills and subsequent work capacity:
a. with respect to the fundamentals of the general theory of law;
b. with respect to the categories and the main institutes of private, commercial, European Union and comparative law;
c. compared to the architecture of the system of sources, at private, public, european level.
Target skills and knowledge: 1. Knowledge and understanding - Students shall acquire a specific legal language, built on the interaction between the international, transnational, supranational-European and (Italian) national levels in order to understand the language and the meaning of the doctrine, of the norms and of the jurisprudence in the subject matter, taking into account that - above all with regard to international trade - law does not coincide with written rules. The illustration of the main international institutes and of the mechanisms regulating international trade will clarify this legal phenomenon, from one side partly regulatory and on the other side legal expression of the markets (thus approaching that phenomenon that some are summarized with "globalization of law").
2. Applying knowledge and understanding - The student shall be able to use and handle with sufficient security the basic doctrine, legislation and jurisprudence on the subject and master the basic mechanisms of legal regulation of the interests at stake in the markets.
3. Making judgments - The student shall be able to evaluate the outcomes, potential and limits - not only for practical purposes - obtainable from the application of the legal tools learned which can be used in the field.
4. Communication skills - The student shall be able to legally argue in Italian showing at the same time some familiarity with the main foreign terms of international commercial law consolidated in practice.
5. Learning skills - The student shall possess research methodologies and scientific-juridical knowledge on the subject, necessary to deal with technical-applicative investigations or specialized studies related to the subject.
Examination methods: Only oral examination.
Assessment criteria: correct assimilation and appropriate use of the specific language of the subject matter.
Course unit contents: The course is structured to provide the basic knowledge of both the public and private-law profiles of international trade. The first part of the course will illustrate the specific features of the international legal system, in particular the system of sources and guarantee mechanisms to determine the legal regulations governing, on the one hand, the international commercial agreements, on the other the so-called lex mercatoria, and then consequently the practices that have developed in European area. The main actors in the phenomenon of international trade (at the private, international, European, transnational and global level) will be examined, describing the reciprocal possibilities of interaction among them and the problems related to the underlying possible regulatory conflicts.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Academic lectures; some workshops on specific cases and affaires.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Giuliana Scotto, Diritto internazionale per filosofi. München: Grin, 2014. soltanto le parti che saranno indicate a lezione
  • A. Nigro (a cura di), A. Nigro "Fondamenti del diritto commerciale internazionale", vol. 1. Pisa: Pacini, 2018. Il volume è da studiare per intero Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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