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295I sec. 001 - International Law in Practice (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Susan Schechter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Asa H. Solway  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Tu 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Internet/Online
From September 08, 2020
To October 27, 2020

Course Start: September 08, 2020
Course End: October 27, 2020

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 7
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 15
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

International Law in Practice presents students with interactive scenarios rooted in the practical application of international law from the perspective of international organizations, tribunals, governments and civil society. Topics may include: applicability of human rights obligations on non-state actors; inter-state disputes before the International Court of Justice; jurisdictional issues related to international criminal law; implementation of international legal instruments in domestic jurisdictions; and strategic litigation before the European Court of Human Rights and other regional bodies. Students will engage in discussions and interactive exercises from the role of international practitioners. The aim of the course is to provide students with an overview of the challenges related to the implementation of international law, the interaction between domestic and international systems and the procedure and institutions in which international law is practiced. Classes will feature presentations from senior lawyers working in the relevant fields of study. The course will be taught by Asa Solway '09, an international lawyer based in The Hague, Netherlands.

We have limited space to include students who want to take this class but are not enrolled in a concurrent field placement. If you would like to apply to the class, please fill out an application: Applications are due by August 1st, and after that, we will consider applications on a rolling basis. All students are welcome to apply to this class, including JD, LLM, and JSP students. Please email if you have any questions.

If you are planning on taking Law 295I, International Law and Practice, with a concurrent field placement, you will need to fill out the general field placement application at and set up an advising appointment with Sue Schechter, Field Placement Director, at

This course meets Tuesdays 8-9:50AM (Pacific Time). This course will have 7 class meetings. To allow for a makeup class because of unforeseen circumstances this course has an automatic make-up class scheduled on October 27th. Students must be able to attend all 8 scheduled meetings to earn credit.

Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.

Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.

Real-time attendance at the first Zoom class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Field Placements
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
International and Comparative Law

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