Examines the nature, structure and sources of international law, the relationship between international law and domestic U.S. law, the role of international organizations such as the United Nations, the methods of resolving international disputes, the bases of international jurisdiction, and select substantive areas of international law that may change from semester to semester.
Meeting Times & Locations:
||8:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Syllabus: Spring 2011 International Law Syllabus.pdf
Advice Info: International Law (LAWS 6400) is a stand-alone course, and it is not necessary to have previously taken International Legal Order (LAWS 6008). Also, those students that have taken LAWS 6008 should not worry about any redundancies between that course and this one. To be sure, students who have previously taken LAWS 6008 are intended to experience the continuation of those themes driving international legal argument in prior times, but this class consists in a continuation of the story, and not a repetition of it. At the same time, this course on contemporary international law is designed to be entirely accessible to those students that lack any prior exposure to international law or international relations. Finally, where LAWS 6008 emphasizes the style and structure of international legal argument leading up to World War II, LAWS 6400 is more doctrinally-oriented.
Textbook Info: STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Evans, International Law, (Oxford University Press, 3rd, 2010), ISBN 9780199565665