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wir815 - Modern Transformations of International and EU Economic Law
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Module label Modern Transformations of International and EU Economic Law
Module code wir815
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics)
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) >
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Skills to be acquired in this module
Students will be able
-to describe European and international legal-economic interdependencies
  • apply international and European legal norms and legal issues
  • have a command of English legal terminology.
Module contents
The module consists of two lectures which deal with changes in policies and institutions of international economic law. One lecture focuses on economic law and institutions as shaped by international law, while the other class is dedicated to EU foreign trade law. A basic knowledge of the institutions of international and EU economic law (WTO, IMF, World Bank, European Commission) is a prerequisite for attending this module. The focus lies in helping students understand the processes of internationalization and Europeanization that inform the current interactions between the different actors on the international plane (companies, states and parastatals). In this module, public and private economic law will be presented as a single unit.
The international law part of the module focuses on the rationale and regulation of the major free trade agreements, including dispute settlement. Other topics to be addressed include the conflict of laws and the UN Convention (CISG). The EU law focuses on competition and foreign trade law, including procurement and taxation law.
Reader's advisory
Craig, P./Grainne, D.B. (2015), EU Law: Texts, Cases, Materials, 6. Aufl, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford.
Krajewski, M. (2017), Wirtschaftsvölkerrecht, 4. Aufl. C.F. Müller, Heidelberg.
Herdegen, M. (2016), Principles of International Economic Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Van den Bossche, P./Zdouc, W. (2013), The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization: Text, Cases and Materials, 3. Aufl., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program 2 Vorlesungen
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Einführung in das Bürgerliche Recht (BM 1),
Vertiefung im Bürgerlichen Recht (AM 3),
Handelsrecht (AM 1), Grundlage des EU-Wirtschaftsrechts
und Grundzüge des Arbeitsrechts (BM 2).
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
End of term (i.e. lecture period).
The examination consists either of term papers or an end of term test. In the case of term papers, students will work on current decisions or policy papers that are to be analyzed and evaluated by processing secondary literature.
Course type Lecture
SWS 4.00
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h