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World Trade Law
Last Updated Date:   5 June 2013


8 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
The WTO is at the legal center of globalization. NAFTA is the prototype for an eventual Free Trade of the Area of the Americas. This course has professional and intellectual objectives. Professionally it aims to equip you to handle the principal WTO and NAFTA legal disciplines with proficiency and confidence. Intellectually it aims to understand globalization and its discontents in a critical an rigorous manner eschewing the bombast of the fierce public debate about these issues.

This is a demanding course requiring regular attendance, consistent preparation and class room engagement. Do not enroll if you plan to coast but the rewards are commensurate with the effort. Non American LLMs should not be scared away by the high demands of this course. They typically do as well in this course as their US counterparts.

Course Convenor: A/P Ewing-Chow Hur Kuang, Michael

Co-teacher(s): Prof Joseph Weiler (NYU)

Module Codes: LL4060B / LL5060B / LL6060B

Contact Hours: As per workload

Workload: Venue: SR5-2: Wk 1-3: Mon, Tue, Wed & Thurs [12nn - 3pm]; Wk 4 onwards: Tue & Thurs [12nn - 3pm]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 10%; Written Assignment - 10% & 24-hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Sat, 9 Nov 2013 (8pm); Due: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 (8pm)]

Preclusions: Not opened to student who have taken or are taking (1) World Trade Law (4MC) [LL4060/LL5060/LL6060]; (2) World Trade Law I [LL4199A/LL5199A/LL6199A]; (3) World Trade Law II [LL4199B/LL5199B/LL6199B].

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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