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261 sec. 1 - International Law (Spring 2012)

Instructor: David D. Caron  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: MTuW 2:15-3:25
Meeting Location: 170

Course Start: January 09, 2012
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49829 (section 2)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49826

This course provides an introduction to public international law and offers a rigorous foundation for the various advanced courses and seminars offered in this field. The study of international law in other contexts does not bar the taking of this course. The core areas addressed are (1) the sources of international law, particularly customary international law and treaties, (2) the nature of the state, international organizations, and non-state actors, (3) the ways in which international law can be used in domestic court litigation, particularly in the United States, (4) the extent of a state's jurisdiction outside of its territory and its immunities from the jurisdiction in the territory of others, (5) the law of the sea, (6) international human rights, (7) international environmental law, (8) the use of force, and (9) trade and investment. Throughout the course, we will discuss the force and relevance of international law, as well as introduce theoretical perspectives regarding international law that have developed over the past several decades.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: International and Comparative Law

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  • The International Legal System, 6th, Documentary Supplement
    Mary Ellen O'Connell, Richard F. Scott, Naomi Roht-Arriaza,
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781599411842
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $30.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • The International Legal System: Cases and Materials, 6th
    Mary Ellen O'Connell; Richard F. Scott; Naomi Roht-Arriaza
    Edition: 2010
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781599411835
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 183
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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