Trade, Law and Development
2007/2008, Semester 1
Modular Credits: LL4124 ( -- ) / LL5124 ( -- ) / LL6124 ( -- )
This elective will discuss legal issues in global trade faced by developing countries, as about three-quarters of WTO members are developing countries. Through seminars, presentations, cross-disciplinary materials and WTO case law, students will be exposed to major legal and policy issues facing developing countries in the world trading system, asked to evaluate existing solutions, and encouraged to think of alternative solutions. Major topics expected to be covered include: the law on trade and development, ongoing WTO negotiations, intellectual property rights,public health, food safety regulations, balancing of investments, trade and regulatory controls.
Final Exam - 50%; Assign - 25%; Class Performance - 25%