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LAWS443 International Investment Law

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The international community's regulation of foreign investment; the norms that have developed to govern this process and protect investors.

This paper examines the international community's regulation of foreign investment, examining the norms that have developed to govern this process and protect investors and providing insight into the conflict between capital-importing and capital-exporting states.

Paper title International Investment Law
Paper code LAWS443
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $679.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,212.40

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96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed.
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
May not be credited together with LAWS477 passed in 2009 or LAWS471 passed in 2012, 2014 or 2016.
LLB and LLB(Hons) students (Otago) will be eligible to enrol in this paper if they meet the prerequisite regarding second-year Law papers.
Teaching staff

To be confirmed

Course materials will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

After completing the paper, students should have

  • Knowledge of the basics of trade policy and of the objections to and sources of opposition to liberalised trade
  • Knowledge of how economic and political forces have shaped trade policy in New Zealand and elsewhere and how they may shape future policy
  • Knowledge of the institutional framework of international trading relations
  • Knowledge of the core components of international trade rules as they affect New Zealand and its trading partners
  • Knowledge of important WTO dispute settlement cases in areas of trade studied
  • The ability to analyse the application of international trade rules to the types of factual situations that may be faced by the New Zealand government and New Zealand exporters
  • The ability to adapt knowledge and understanding of WTO rules to the regional and bilateral contexts

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Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system