Annotated Bibliography

International Commercial Litigation

Write a 1000-word annotated bibliography for your main assignment. This should include an abstract (no more than 250 words) and an annotated bibliography for the five main sources you will be using in your main assignment (no more than 150 words per source).

The common law adopts a different theory……[which] attempts to determine which court is more appropriate to hear the case……..The advantage of this approach is that it tries to find a rational solution. Its disadvantage is that there is a large measure of subjectivity involved, which means that the two courts may reach different conclusions even if they apply the same criteria.”

Trevor Hartley, International Commercial Litigation, 2nd edn. CUP 2015, 224

With reference to the above quotation, undertake a critical assessment and comparison between the rules relating to jurisdiction in international business under European law and those under the English common law.

An annotated bibliography will demonstrate your ability to process different types of sources and help you develop your independent research skills.
It is a list of citations to the sources you will use in your main assignment. Each citation is followed by a brief (no more than 150 words for each source) evaluative paragraph (the annotation). The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance and quality of the sources cited and how you will be using them to support your own discussion.
• For the purposes of the mini-assignment we want you to select, the five sources you consider to be the most relevant to your main assignment. Although you will use more than five sources for the main assignment, do not exceed that number for the purposes of the mini assignment.
• Your sources should normally include both primary sources (e.g. case law and reports) and secondary sources (e.g. books, journal articles, blogs).

• A simple list of citations is not enough. You are required to provide a:

• full citation that adheres to the OSCOLA referencing standards
• Brief evaluation of each source you have chosen: commenting on its authority; identifying its relevant themes and explaining its relevance to the main assignment.
• Statement on how you will use each of the sources. Will it be used in about a single sentence, a paragraph or several paragraphs? Why? Will you be paraphrasing the relevant points or directly quoting from the source? If the latter, explain why you feel a quote is more appropriate than explaining in your own words.


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