Contracts, trade and competition specialisation
The first semester is divided into two courses, one dealing with international contract law and another dealing with trade, investment and sustainability.
The first course deals with the regulation of international trade in general. Important areas are sources of international law, international jurisdictions, courts and arbitration as well as different aspects on international sales of goods and services. The course also highlights the role of international contractual model laws such as the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts, the Principles of European Contract Law and the Draft Common Frame of Reference.
This course is followed by a more specialised course in investment law and sustainability where the area of study is international investment agreements to promote and protect foreign investments under EU and international law.
In the second semester, the students study competition policy and corruption. Competition policy, including regulation on state aid and public procurement, is an essential tool to create fair competition and combat corruption in European and international trade. The courses are adjusted every year depending on what issues that are topical.
Intellectual property law specialisation
The first semester is divided into two courses, one dealing with intellectual property, artificial intelligence and digitalization and one dealing with intellectual property and trade.
The course on intellectual property, digitalization and artificial intelligence deals with new challenges regarding ownership of works and inventions created by algorithms, infringement by machines and access to data.
The course in intellectual property and trade covers topics such as the importance of protection and enforcement of intellectual property in trade, the regulation of intellectual property protection in the WTO context via the TRIPS agreement, and regulation of intellectual property in free trade agreements.
In the second semester, you study intellectual property and sustainability. A range of issues relating to intellectual property rights role in social and economic development are addressed, in particular, intellectual property rights contribution to the implementation of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. The courses are adjusted every year depending on what issues that are topical.