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On completion of the module, students should have an enhanced appreciation and understanding of the process of dispute settlement in international trade, specific agreements and the treatment of specific issues within the World Trade Organization.
On completion of this module, students should also have enhanced the generally transferable skills and specific skills developed throughout their degree programmes, including the ability to conduct legal research (especially using international legal materials) and the ability to present a coherent legal argument. Students will be expected to demonstrate these learning outcomes through the presentation of a seminar which will be subsequently written up and the completion of a piece of research.
After the introductory lecture on the history of the World Trade Organization and lectures on the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding, the first part of the module will involve lectures on:
- Articles I and III GATT;
- Articles XX and XXI GATT;
- Article XXIV GATT;
- Special and Differential Treatment
Thereafter, the remainder of the module is given over to student-led seminars.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
There will be a meeting with the students prior to their seminar indicating the broad questions to be covered and a post-seminar feedback session indicating the issues to be addressed in the written-up seminar paper. Students have the opportunity to discuss the end of semester essay using staff-consultation hours and/or through e-mail.