Section Description Provided by Instructor
This course examines contemporary problems in the legal aspects of international relations, with attention to the nature and sources of international law and the reality of international law in international affairs, the application of international law in domestic courts, recognition of states and governments, self-determination, the law of treaties, human rights, dispute settlement, use of armed force, jurisdiction and immunities, responsibility for injuries, and enforcement through economic sanctions and criminal law. We will consider challenges arising out of the processes of integration and disintegration of nation-states and the emergence of new forms of organization, and prospects for enhancing the role of collective organs (including but not limited to the United Nations) in making and applying international law. International human rights law will be examined and will serve as a context for analyzing other issues. The systemic implications of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and measures in response will be addressed.
MW 1:20p - 2:40p
T 1:30p - 2:40p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
This course will be open to a limited number of 1Ls as a spring elective.