This course is included in the optional studies of the Bachelor of Laws degree and the Master of Laws degree.
Registration onto this course is open to all students from the Bachelor of Laws programme and the Finnish Master of Laws programme, all students pursuing doctoral studies and those on the MICL or IBL programme, as well as to exchange students, and to students with the right to complete minor subject studies or the right to complete non-degree studies at the Faculty of Law.
Apply for a right to complete minor subject studies or for the right to complete non-degree studies at the Faculty of Law here: https://guide.student.helsinki.fi/en/article/optional-studies-law and https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-law/admissions/apply-to-the-faculty-of-law.
There are no prerequisites for attending the course but it is recommended that the students have completed the course “Principles of International Law” at the University of Helsinki or an equivalent introductory course to international law in their home universities.
Upon completion of the course the students:
- have knowledge of the different frameworks and regimes encompassing international economic law;
- understand the differences between the regimes and how they interact with each other;
- are able to use key international economic law cases and documents;
- are able to follow, discuss and debate topical issues related to international economic law; and
- are aware of the most common critiques of international economic law.
Ten lectures (2 hours each):
— Lecture One: Introduction and a history of international economic law
— Lecture Two: Key principles and concepts
— Lecture Three: World Trade Organization 1
— Lecture Four: World Trade Organization 2
— Lecture Five: International Investment Law 1
— Lecture Six: International Investment Law 2
— Lecture Seven: International Finance and Money 1
— Lecture Eight: International Finance and Money 2
— Lecture Nine: Sovereign debt
— Lecture Ten: International Economic Law in practice: interaction between regimes
A selection of articles, book chapters and cases will be made available online at the course website.
The grade will be decided on the basis of a Moodle exam. The exam will be worth 50 points. The grade chart will be based on the following allocation of 0–50 points: 0–24 points = fail, 25–28 points = grade 1, 29–32 points = grade 2, 33–35 points = grade 3, 36–39 points = grade 4, 40-50 points = grade 5.
Ukri Soirila, Kangle Zhang