BA in Legal Studies in International Trade

Waterford Institute of Technology (WD_HINTR_D)
Key Programme Details
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Bachelor of Arts in Legal studies in International Trade

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

60

Skills Area

Business and Entrepreneurship

General Information
Contact

Cyril Cawley - Course leader

Email

ccawley@wit.ie

Phone

051 302849 / 051 302040

Address

School of Lifelong Learning and Education
WIT
Cork Road
Waterford

Important Dates
Application Deadline

06/09/2017

Start Date

11/09/2017

About this Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies in International Trade is a one-year boutique course that blends vocational skills and academic knowledge in export/import administration, marketing and financing, international carriage and insurance of goods. The course examines in detail the steps involved in the marketing of products, negotiation of sales agreements, shipping, financing, customs issues and logistics management.
Teaching is done mainly through in class lecture but other methodologies are used where possible such as a live exercise in clearing goods through Customs on-line at Dublin Port, visits to Waterford or Cork Ports and visiting speakers from the customs service or the shipping industry to talk to the students about relevant issues and career opportunities have been arranged in each academic year.
Formative assessment designed to provide feedback to students so that they can improve their work is provided through setting legal problem scenarios, multiple choice questions and practice in answering past examination questions in class.


Objectives

Learning Outcomes

In this course currently the student is expected to acquire:
- A sound knowledge of the core legal principles and substantive legal rules applicable to international trade
- An understanding of the international commercial, legal and economic environment in which the exporter or importer operates
- A good knowledge of exporting and importing regulations procedures, documentation and routines
- A clear understanding of the role of the institutions of the European Union in the administration of trade policy
- An understanding of the general principles of European Community Law, a specific knowledge of the legal rules relating to trade inside and outside of the Community and how Community Law affects the Community’s status as an international trading bloc
- An awareness of the concepts relating to international trade
- Familiarity with the terminology of foreign exchange markets
- An acquaintance with the application of theory to the operational side of international business transactions
- An understanding of the various facets of international marketing in a systematic and logical form
- Knowledge of the legal principles determining the applicable laws and fora for the hearing of international business disputes and the mechanisms available for dispute resolution in international trade

Entry Requirements

Level 6 or above. Applicants who do not yet meet this level may apply using the recognition of prior learning.

Long Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies in International Trade is a one-year boutique course that blends vocational skills and academic knowledge in export/import administration, marketing and financing, international carriage and insurance of goods. The course examines in detail the steps involved in the marketing of products, negotiation of sales agreements, shipping, financing, customs issues and logistics management.
Teaching is done mainly through in class lecture but other methodologies are used where possible such as a live exercise in clearing goods through Customs on-line at Dublin Port, visits to Waterford or Cork Ports and visiting speakers from the customs service or the shipping industry to talk to the students about relevant issues and career opportunities have been arranged in each academic year.
Formative assessment designed to provide feedback to students so that they can improve their work is provided through setting legal problem scenarios, multiple choice questions and practice in answering past examination questions in class.

Assessment strategy
There is continuous assessment in the form of class tests and projects in the Competition Law, Global Marketing and Finance of International Trade modules in semester one and in International Logistics in semester two. There is an end of semester exam in the remaining modules i.e. Private International Law 1 and 2, Law of International Trade 1 and 2, Customs Law, EU Constitutional Law, and EU Commercial Law.

In 2014 the course was reviewed by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers to determine if exemptions could be given from taking the Institutes membership examinations. The nature of the course, the course module schedule, syllabi and examination papers were reviewed resulting in the granting of exemption to graduates from sitting the Legal Principles of Shipping examination. The Institute was also prepared to look favourably at granting exemption in up to 2 further papers if there was greater conformity in syllabus content. Some account has been taken of these considerations in the current revision of syllabi.



Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Neil Quinlan/Joan Mangan

Address

Waterford Institute Of Technology,
Cork Road,
Waterford.

Email

springboard@wit.ie