Legal Norms in International Context

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIBS1301
Type: Elective
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: is
Teacher Team: Backman, Maj-Lis
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2010   3 autumn   3.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
T-IB-2010   3 spring   2.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
T-IB-2011   3 autumn   3.0        
T-IB-2011   3 spring   2.0        
T-IB-2012   3 autumn   3.0        
T-IB-2012   3 spring   2.0        
T-IB-2013   3 autumn   3.0        
T-IB-2013   3 spring   2.0        
IB-2014   3 autumn   3.0        
IB-2014   3 spring   2.0        
IB-2015   3 spring   5.0        
IB-2016   3 spring   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student gets acquainted with the legal norms in international contract legislation The student understands the meaning of binding contracts and the obligations and rights of the parties. The student is also able to analyze different contracts and to take advantage of different standard contracts. And the student is well acquainted with the legal norms involved in international trade and understands the main rules in the convention regulating international trade. The student should know the restriction of competition and the intellectual property rights.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course:135 h
of which scheduled studies: 65 h
- of which autonomous studies: 70 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Introduction to Contract Law and Obligations.


Basics of international contracts: sales contracts, agency contract, distributorship contract. Franchising contract, Licence contracts, solving international disputes,
The Laws of International trade, competition, intellectual property rights, consumer protection, product liability and product safety.

Recommended or Required Reading

- Legislation in force.
-Schweenzer.C,Fountoulakis.C, Dimsey.M: International Sales Law
A Guide to the CISG Second Edition, Hart Publishing Oxford
- EU competition policy and the consumer.
- Other material informed by the lecturer at the beginning of the course.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, project learning, group work, self-studies and presentations.

Assessment Criteria

level 5
- utilise and apply essential theories, concepts and methods in various situations
- participate in a discussion on the values and ethical principles of the field
- communicate about the issues and phenomena of the field to various target groups
level 3
- justify the solutions made when acting in tasks of an expert
- utilise various problem-solving methods independently
- analyse professional ethical activity and act ethically in situations of various type

level 1
- justify the solutions made when acting in tasks of an expert
- utilise problem-solving methods when given guidance
- act in accordance with the professional code of conduct and professional values

Assessment Methods

Project report, a written assignment and a written exam.