Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM073: World Trade Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Seminar 1 - Trade Liberalisation and the WTO and the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Seminar 2 - Border Measures (Tariffs and Quotas); Non-Discrimination Principles (Most Favoured Nation and National Treatment)

Seminar 3 - Exceptions to the WTO Principles; Trade Policy Instruments (Anti-Dumping, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and Safeguards)

Seminar 4 - Divergence in the WTO Agreements: Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT); Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitory Measures (SPS Agreement); Agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)

Seminar 5 - Singapore and Other Issues: Expanding the Scope of the WTO?

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities15 5 x 3 hour lecturer-led seminars
Guided independent study25Preparation for and writing of seminar paper for presentation to the rest of the group
Guided independent study75Assigned seminar readings (including seminar paper)
Guided independent study35Preparation of assessed/summative essay

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).



Other Learning Resources

Legal texts – WTO Agreements:

WTO dispute cases: