Introduction to European and International Law

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CourseIntroduction to European and International Law
Credits 6
Professor Francesco PIGHI

Brief content description

The aims of the course are for students to develop a general understanding of the context and application of International Law and the law of the European Union, to be able to read, understand and eventually translate International Commercial contracts. The topics of the course will be fundamental in order to properly challenge the course of “International commercial Law”. The skills and knowledge offered in this course are particularly useful for the student that upon graduation wishes to work in business enterprises or governmental organizations as, with the continuous growth in international trade and commerce, they place a very high premium on graduates with international law skills. The course is divided into two main parts. The former, devoted to general principles, sets the scene by describing the nature and sources of European and International law as well as the role of harmonizing instruments, institutions and agencies. The latter part of the course will focus on selected but fundamental topics of the International law (such as applicable law, jurisdiction, arbitration, contract formation) through the analysis of the related international instruments (conventions, model laws, international agencies regulations). Students are not expected to be familiar with the detail of the instruments discussed and will receive academic support to achieve a sound appreciation of the substantive legal principles in International and European law and to develop appropriate legal, research and communication skills in this field. The course will be taught in English language. Students are not permitted to use non-English materials or textbooks, and are encouraged to address to the instructors in English.

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