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Global Legal Environment

Global Legal Environment

Code: LAW8LH002
Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: 3 - 7 semester
Language: English
Level: Professional studies
Type: Free-choice


As a prerequisite for the course the student must have completed a basic course of Law of at least 3 cu.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • is able to compare different legal systems and their relations to Business Law
  • understands global business environment and various legal aspects
  • understands the structure and functions of the European Union
  • understands the structure and functions of US legal system
  • knows the basic principles of Competition Law and becomes acquainted with the court practice

Course contents

  • Comparison of Legal Systems and Relations to Business Law in Practice
  • the Practices of European Union
  • the functions Internal Market
  • Competition Law in Practice
  • Approaches to US as a legal system

Teaching and learning methods

Contact hours 30 h
Exam 2 h
Independent studies 48 h
The own learning assessment 1 h

The contact hours consist of interactive lectures, exercises and case studies. Relevant theory is studied in the context of case studies.

Contact teacher

Christina Karlia-Palomäki

Course materials

Antitrust Developments in Europe. Eds. by Subiotto, Romano, and Snelders,  Robbert. Boston: Kluwer International, 2008.
Elhauge, E. R., Geradin, D., Global Competition Law and Economics. Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2007.
Studying material by the lecturer in concern.

Assessment criteria

Exam 80 %
Learning assignment 20 %
The own learning assessment assignment does not impact your grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and your answers will be used also for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an electronic form.