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Digital Trade and Digital Economy
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


4 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This intensive course will consider digital trade's role within the global political economy and its benefits for international economic activity. Students will examine how international trade laws and treaties can affect cross-border digital trade, e-commerce, and emerging technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, autonomous technology and 5G). Students will explore the legal and economic implications of various regulatory barriers to digital trade, as well as their related public policy concerns (e.g. privacy and cybersecurity), and learn about facilitating digital trade infrastructure, the key intellectual property issues in digital trade, and the linkages between trade and investment in the digital economy.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Andrew Mitchell

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4442 / LL5442 / LL6442 / LLJ5442

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3hr weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive: Week 1 - 3: 10 - 28 Jan 2022 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20% & Research Paper - 80% [Due: Fri, 4 March 2022 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4442V/LL5442V/LL6442V/LLJ5442V Digital Trade and Digital Economy

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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