Module Details

LW601-7-AP-CO: International Trade Finance Law

Year: 2017/18
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Flora Huang (AU Term), Professor Agasha Mugasha (SP Term)
Teaching Staff: Dr Flora Huang (term 1) & Professor Agasha Mugasha (term two)
Contact details: School of Law, University of Essex. Telephone: 01206 872892 or 873713 Email: flora.huang (non essex users should add or amugasha (non essex users should add

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

The primary purpose of the full module (two-term module) is to enable students to develop detailed knowledge of the techniques and legal context of the financing of international trade. No previous knowledge of international trade or finance is required. The module focuses on international trade finance products and methods; namely documentary collections, documentary letters of credit, standby letters of credit and bonds/guarantees, international factoring, forfaiting, international leasing, and export credit agency financing.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Instruction is by way of lectures and seminars which are spread throughout the two terms. Student participation is encouraged.


100 per cent Coursework Mark


Assessment is by means of two essays, each not exceeding 5,000 words including footnotes, excluding bibliography, one submitted for each term in accordance with the LLM guidelines. The average of the two marks determines the final module mark

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Ebeneezer Adodo
    Institution: The University of Leicester
    Academic Role: Associate Professor of Commercial Law