International Law and the Global Economy (ILE-B)

Course description

Course description

Prerequisites for admission: Eligible to apply for admission to this course are Swedish undergraduate law students with a minimum of 150 higher education credits of compulsory courses within the Law Programme as well as foreign undergraduate law students at Stockholm University.

Purpose and content of the course: The purpose of the course is to give the students an understanding of the legal principles and mechanisms governing international economic law (IEcL) – including trade law, investment law, financing law and the law of development – and how they relate to other fields of international law. After the course the students should be able to critically assess and apply the core principles and methodology of IEcL.

The course will be of interests as an introduction for students who want to specialize in international economic law or in domestic private or public law in which international regulations of the economy are relevant, such as international commerce, investments, financing and diplomacy. The course will also be useful for students that want to pursue careers in general public international law, since it focuses on issues that are of increasing importance but are often neglected in general courses in PIL. It will further be of interest for students who want to specialize in human rights law or international environmental law; economic issues are often important in both fields, but usually not covered by the expertise of the practitioners in those areas. Lastly, the course will be important for students who want to work in development.

Here is a video-presentation of the course in english and swedish:

A brief presentation of the course:
En kort presentation av kursen:
A brief presentation of the course:
En kort presentation av kursen:

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Course title:
International Law and the Global Economy
Semester: Spring term 2020
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Sara Freeman
Course manager:
Pål Wrange


Chen Kelly
Langlet David
Wrange Pål
David Schneiderman
Kaj Hober
Karolina Zurek
Mpoki Mwakagali
Théo Jaekel