This course explores some of the many ways in which the United States and the U.S. legal system operate within a broader, international legal system. The course will introduce students to key concepts and debates in areas such as public international law; U.S. foreign relations law; and the use, application or enforcement of international law in U.S. courts. This course will not, however, provide a comprehensive doctrinal survey of any of these areas, each of which is usually an upper-level course unto itself. Rather, it draws on samples from each of them to introduce students to the major theoretical approaches and policy debates.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L6183-001||13S||The United States and the International Legal System|
|M. Waxman||MW 1:20 PM-2:40 PM||WJWH L107|
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