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LAWS471 Special Topic 2: International Trade

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

This paper introduces students to the legal system governing international economic relations with particular focus on the World Trade Organization.

Paper title Special Topic 2: International Trade
Paper code LAWS471
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $672.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,118.80

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96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
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

Dr Tracey Epps


Course materials are provided.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  • 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 World Trade Organization (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 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system