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LA0253 International Sale Contracts

SYNOPSIS OF MODULE

This module uses U.K. domestic law as the applicable law to familiarise students with the law relating to international sale of goods contracts.

The module critically examines the legal principles regulating international sale of goods and enables students to evaluate the development of international trade terms.

This module is being taught on a distance learning basis with the provision of comprehensive learning materials and assessment by way of written assignment.



INDICATIVE READING LIST OR OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES

Suggestions as to further reading from the following books will be made throughout the materials.

Leo D'Arcy, Carol Monay, Barbara Cleave, Schmitthoff's Export Trade: The Law and Practice of International Trade, (11th Edition) Sweet & Maxwell;

Paul Todd, Cases and Materials on International Trade Law (2002) Sweet and Maxwell;

CIF and FOB Contracts, D. Sassoon, 1995 Edition, Sweet and Maxwell;

International Sale of Goods Law and Practice, M. Bridge, Oxford University Press;

ICC Guide to Export-Import Basics, Guillermo Jimenez;

The Sale of Goods, M. Bridge, Oxford University Press;

The Sale of Goods, P.S. Atiyah, (11th Edition), Longman;

Ewan McKendrick, Contract Law, (6th edition), Palgrave Macmillan;

Statutes and Conventions on International Trade Law, I Carr, R Kidner, (4th edition), Cavendish;

Law of International Trade textbook, P Sellman, (4th edition), Old Bailey Press;

Law of International Trade, 150 Leading Cases, P Sellman and J Evans, Old Bailey Press;

International Trade Law, Indira Carr, (3rd edition), Cavendish.

The following periodicals may be useful:

Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, LLP Professional Publishing;

Lloyds Maritime Law Newsletter, LLP Professional Publishing.

You may also find the following websites useful:

International Chamber of Commerce website - www.iccwbo.org

Simpler Trade Procedures Board webssite (SITPRO) - www.sitpro.org.uk

World Trade Organisation website - www.wto.org

International Maritime Organisation - www.imo.org.



OUTLINE SYLLABUS


Nature of contracts for international sale of goods
Formation of contracts
Traditional trade terms
Acceptance and rejection
Transfer of ownership of goods
Retention of title and risk
Frustration



AIMS OF MODULE

1. To enable students to identify the relevant law and apply it to international sale of goods transactions
2. To evaluate the development of traditional trade terms.
3. To provide a thorough knowledge of the substantive law and an ability to critically analyse legal problems in international sales transactions.



LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and evaluate the applicability of the traditional trade terms.
2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the rules relating to international sale of goods under English Law.



PREREQUISITES

Legal Research in Commercial Law.



COREQUISITE(S)



DISTANCE LEARNING DELIVERY

For distance learning delivery only:

* Students will receive a hard copy workbook and associated textbook(s) and where necessary supplementary materials
* In addition the materials will be made available via the e-learning portal and students will have the ability to hypertext link to online data
* Students will be provided with access to online databases
* Students will have access to the university library and the library's services for distance learning students
* Students will be given the names of their tutors and support staff to contact (by email and telephone) in relation to the module
* Students will have the opportunity to communicate via the e-learning portal



LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

This module is taught by means of distance learning. Students are given extensive materials which guide them through their studies. In addition to which students are expected to undertake further directed and independent study. Students are given opportunities of submitting formative assessments prior to submitting their summative assessment.



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