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International Law and the Global Economy

The purpose of the course International Law and the Global Economy is to give the students an understanding of the legal principles and mechanisms governing international economic law (IEcL), with an emphasis on trade law, investment law and financing. law.

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International Law and the Global Economy is given as an elective course within the framework of the exchange programmes at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Swedish law students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.

Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law 

In the course the international economic law is also treated from an economic and political perspective and is set in the context of other areas of law, such as environmental law and human rights. The course begins with a short recap of public international law.

  • Course structure

    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - International Law and the Global Economy

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, seminars and practical exercises. The language of instruction is English.


    Examination in the course is carried out through active attendance at the seminars as stated in the course description, oral and written presentations, a written examination as well as a home exam.


    Pål Wrange

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    • Matthias Herdegen: Principles of International Economic Law, 2016.
    • Leïla Choukroune, Nedumpara James J., International Economic Law: Text, Cases and Materials (1 u, Cambridge University Press, 2021)
    • Stephen Allen: International Law, second ed. 2014, 256 pages or any other text book on public international law in general.
    • Narlikar, A, The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2005. Supplementary and optional
  • Course reports

  • More information

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    The Departement

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 


    Video presentation

    Video presentation of the course International Law and the Global Economy


  • Contact

    Course contact: 

    Teaching assistant:
    Ivar Berglund

    Course manager: 
    Pål Wrange