The course covers a number of issues in law and economics. Among them are Theories of Political Economy, Economic Theories and Legal Presumptions, Economic Growth and Economic Development, Economic Reforms; Political Systems and Economic Development; Public Policy, Public Interest and National Security; Economic Rights and Law (Economic and Social Rights); Economic Governance Tools; Regulation, Economic Development Models and Economic Reforms: Indigenization, Nationalization, Commercialization, Liberalization, Privatization, etc.
The course provides students with an overview of the Nigerian Energy Sector from a legal perspective, together with an appreciation of the key contractual elements that are pivotal to the industry. Particular emphasis will be placed on the activities of the parties involved in the sector and the contractual relationship in which their activities are carried out and regulated at different levels.
The course provides students with an overview of the infrastructural development in the energy sector and its various components and activities. It also examines the long- and short-term contracts in the sector and the various facilities and measures put in place for its efficiency. Particular attention will be given to trade in oil, gas and power, as well as their economic values and implications.
Building on knowledge gained in Law and Economics I, the course deepens students' understanding of key issues in both fields. The course covers the following topics: Comparative and Competitive Advantages; Regional Trade Areas; Economic Blocs and Custom Union – World Trade Organization (WTO) and Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); Economic Partnership Agreements; Multinational Personality and Transnational Transactions; Preferential Treatments: Most Favoured Nation Treatment; National Treatment; any other contemporary issues.
In addition to providing a critical platform for understanding their past and present institutional successes and failures with a view to evaluating best practices for future outcomes, the course aims to help students have a firm appreciation of the specific patterns and applications of law and policy in the energy sector. The course also critically examines the continuing relevance and role of antitrust/competition in the market place. It focuses on examining the changing fortunes of countries pursuant to specific approaches and patterns of implementing market and economic reforms.
This introductory course on International Business Law and Transactions covers the following topics: Nature of International Business and Formations; International Contracts and Contractual Obligations; Law of Affreightment, Carriage of Goods, Mobile Equipment; Electronic Contracts and Validity; Jurisdictional Issues; and International Business Ethics.
The course further develops the themes introduced in International Business Law and Transactions I. The course covers International Business Financing; Letters of Credits, etc; Enforcement of Foreign Judgments; any other contemporary issues.
The course explores issues around international disputes settlement.