Melbourne Law School's graduate program in international economic law incorporates a diverse mix of subjects devoted to this important field of practice and study. The program focuses on interdisciplinary analysis, and is ideal for legal practitioners as well as governmental representatives, development specialists, economists and others working in the field. The program examines the laws governing economic relations between different countries, domestic government regulation, private international transactions and international regulation between countries, with a focus on the World Trade Organization.
The Graduate Diploma in International Economic Law focuses on:
* The customary and treaty-based sources of international economic law with a particular focus on the World Trade Organization
* The assessment of various functional and theoretical bases for organising economic relations at the international level
* The evolving context in which the processes of and actors within international economic law operate, especially the nexus with law and development strategies
* The jurisprudence of the various dispute settlement organs operating in the field
* The articulation of knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
Students must complete four subjects from the prescribed list. Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction or any prior legal studies or experience are also expected to complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions.