ITLP1036 | Contemporary Issues In International Trade Law & Policy

Course Information

  • 2020-21
  • ITLP1036
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • III, IV, V
  • Jul 2020
  • Seminar Course

The proposed course falls as part of International Trade law, which I understand to be an elective course as specified by the Bar Council.

The objective for the course is to educate the student about some of the key contemporary international events in the area of international trade law. It will provide a platform for understanding the various challenges for lawyers and policy-makers that are emerging in the context of rapid changes and evolution in the area of the multilateral rules of trade, ranging from growing protectionism in countries across the world, existential threats to institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), and rising unilateralism.

In this context, the conventional approach of teaching of a set of specific agreements of the WTO) would be devoid of the reality of international politics. Instead, the proposed course is targeted at an interested observer and reader of contemporary issues, who is keen on understanding some of the emerging issues.

The course is designed on the basis of specific modules on international trade law. Each module of the course will be an issue of trade law. Readings for each module will be provided a week in advance, and students will be expected to read and engage in the discussion. Some of the modules will also require presentation on case laws, which provide an excellent ground for understanding a subject.


R.V. Anuradha

Visiting Faculty