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261.17 sec. 001 - International Organizations (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Katerina Linos  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From January 15, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 15, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 32007

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

This class has two goals: to introduce students to international organizations, networks and other forms of global governance, and to provide the space for students to write a 30+ paper on an international topic.

We will examine how international organizations and transnational networks develop international law and use legal and non-legal tools to shape domestic practices. While international organizations have limited enforcement capabilities, “almost all nations observe almost all principles of international law almost all of the time.” Drawing from legal and social science literatures, we will study how hard and soft international law shape the conduct of governments, courts, NGOs, expert networks and mass publics. We will investigate mechanisms that generate conformity and non-conformity with international norms, including coercion, political economy considerations, learning and socialization.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class fulfills Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students in the course. All students must write 30 pages and complete a draft.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: International and Comparative Law

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