Module Details

LW602-7-AP-CO: International Sales Contracts And Carriage Of Goods

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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 Anna Antoniou (SP Term), Dr Gbenga Bamodu (AU Term)
Teaching Staff: Dr Anna Antoniou (Spring) Dr Gbenga Bamodu (Autumn)
Contact details: University of Essex, School of Law; Telephone: 01206 872892 or 873535; email: or

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

The world of international trade involves a variety of transactions but at its core will concern the sale and transportation of goods. In the first term therefore, focus is on the sale contract, particularly the trading concepts of c.i.f. and f.o.b. and the seller and buyer obligations under the sale. In the second term, focus turns to the carriage contract, particularly charter-parties and bills of lading where the connection between the sale and carriage transactions is emphasised. Many traders choose English law to govern their contracts with disputes being resolved through London arbitration or litigation so the module makes particular reference to UK Law but is also very much international in scope.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Weekly two-hour seminars


100 per cent Coursework Mark


5000 word essay (including footnotes, excluding bibliography) in each term, to be submitted in accordance with LLM Guidelines.


  • Textbooks:
  • Murray, C. Schmitthoff: The Law and Practice of International Trade
  • Wilson, J. Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Specialist Books:
  • Bridge, M. Benjamin's Sale of Goods and supplements.
  • Bridge, M. The International Sale of Goods
  • Lorenzon, F. Sassoon: CIF and FOB Contracts
  • Debattista, C. Bills of Lading in Export Trade
  • Atiyah, P.S. Atiyah's Sale of Goods
  • Eder, B. Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading
  • Treitel, G. Carver on Bills of Lading
  • Cooke, J. Voyage Charters
  • Wilford, M. Time Charters

Further information

External Examiner Information

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