Law Intersession: CISG in Contemporary Trade - 2224

Law Intersession: CISG in Contemporary Trade
Class Term:
Spring Term 2021-2022
Catalog Number:


1 (1 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
International / Comparative
"W" Writing
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

This course is part of the Law School’s pilot “intersession”, which runs from Wednesday, January 5 to Tuesday, January 11. To receive credit for this short, intensive, one credit course, students must attend class every day for approximately 2.5 hours and should expect to spend roughly twice that amount of time outside of class working on class related activities.


Shifts on the market, such as rapid development of new technologies, and the growing calls for sustainable development goals within the trading practices, shape modern trade, impacting specifically contracts for the sale of goods in multifaceted ways. The course aims to place the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) in the context of changing practices in modern trade. Specifically, to those interested in embarking on a journey in the sphere of international sales contracts, the course will examine applicability and interpretation of the CISG, contract formation, obligations of quality, avoidance of contract, risk of loss, exemption for failure to perform, and remedies for breach.

This course has been flagged as a distance education course. This means this class is one in which students are separated from the faculty member or each other (other than specially accommodated students) for more than one-third of the instruction and the instruction involves the use of technology to support regular and substantive interaction among students and between the students and the faculty member, either synchronously or asynchronously.

Law Intersession: CISG in Contemporary Trade