International Trade Law
The institute adpts an increasing specialised approach in the field of “international trade” as a result of several years of experience.
Since the 80’s the institute has been associated with post-graduate training (previously a graduate course on “New Trends in International Trade”), a pioneering branch of executive training for professionals on issues relating to international contracts (P.A.F.T - Programma Avanzato di Formazione Transnazionale, or Advanced Transnational Training Programme).
Matters relating to international trade have been covered as well in research work and publications of IUSE since the 80’s.
Since 1991, IUSE has organised the post-graduate course in international trade law, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO. In 2010 the course was tranformed into a masters degree (LLM in International Trade Law).
The course represents innovation in education, endeavouring to combine the long college experience and Turin academia with the United Nations in the Turin area, through the main UN training Institute, the International Training Centre of the ILO. This collaboration between the academic world and the UN system has expanded and integrated with other partner organisations: University of Fribourg (CH), Autonomous University of Madrid, UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT.
The master is conducted entirely in English and divided into three phases: a distance learning phase (November-January), a face-to-face segment (February – June) and a section dedicated to the final thesis (June – November).
During the face-to-face period of the course, attendance is compulsory.
Numerous topics are covered during the course with particular emphasis given to:
- The origins and evolution of the international trading system
- Contract drafting
- Legal aspects of international contract negotiation
- Prevalent and important contracts in international trade
- Antitrust regulation
- Payment instruments, guarantee and protection of foreign investment
- Arbitration and dispute resolution
The teaching method of the master is characterised by a methodology that combines traditional exercises such as case studies, simulations and moot courts with other educational activities tailored specifically to legal practice and the formation and drafting of contracts, from the negotiation period to possible eventual conflict resolution.