International Commercial Law
About the course
International commercial law is a body of applicable rules, principles and customary practices that govern cross-border commercial activities of private parties. It adjusts international commercial relations with regard to sales, transportations, insurances, payments and so on. With the development of globalization, international commercial law plays a very important role in our modern society.
Considering the limited teaching hours, we have to concentrate on some essential commercial rules and regulations, such as international commercial organization law, contract law for international sales of goods, international agency law, international negotiable instrument law, international intellectual property (IP) law, and international dispute settlement law. In this course, some famous international conventions, treaties, trade customs and usages, as well as typical national commercial laws are introduced in detail.
The purpose of this course is to help students engage in diverse international commercial activities with necessary legal awareness. There is no doubt that a successful businessman should recognize basic legal risks before making important decisions. In order to cultivate students’ legal thinking and improve their abilities to analyze and solve problems , we adopt case study and group discussion as interactive teaching methods. Guest speakers from leading companies or law offices are occasionally invited to join the seminar and share their rich experiences.
About the teacher
Suyu Lyu, associate professor of Hohai University (HHU), who graduated from Nanjing University with BA in economics and PH.D in law, has been working at Business School for more than 20 years. In August 2010, she obtained the financial support from China Scholarship Council (CSC) and secured a one-year visiting scholar position at Law School of University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interest covers international trade laws and IP protection. As a part-time lawyer, she provides legal services for companies and other organizations in spare time, which enables her to introduce real cases to class.
All materials are contributed by Hohai University.