S. Comparative and International Law Workshop

Course Information

Course Number
L8499
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
International and Comparative Law
Type
Seminar
Additional Attributes
New Course, Online Course

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Professor Anu Bradford Anu Bradford Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization

Section Description

The Comparative and International Law Seminar introduces students to the cutting-edge scholarship in the field. The seminar brings to Columbia leading scholars of comparative and international law who will present their scholarly work in progress to students and faculty. Students will analyze these papers and engage in a discussion with the authors. We spend the first hour of each seminar session discussing the paper with the students, including its methodology as well as how the topic fits within the broader literature in the field. This discussion is led by a group of students who first introduce the key research question, methodology, as well as main conclusions and implications. Other students will then share their critique of the paper. For the second hour, the author of the paper will join the class for a presentation and a conversation. Other law faculty and members of the Columbia community are invited to join this second part of the seminar. Students are expected to actively participate in discussions. They are also expected to write 10 response papers in total during the year (5 papers a term) to critique the working papers. Final grades are based on students' overall engagement, including their response papers, discussion leadership, and in-class participation. While background in international and comparative law classes will be helpful, there are no formal prerequisites for this seminar and any student interested in comparative law or international law or scholarly discussions is welcome to attend.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2020
Location
TBA TBA
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Tuesday
5:40 - 7:30 pm
Points
1
Method of Evaluation
Paper
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (automatic)

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
While background in international and comparative law classes will be helpful, there are no formal prerequisites for this seminar and any student interested in comparative law or international law or legal scholarship in general is welcome to attend.
Other Limitations
None

Additional Section for S. Comparative and International Law Workshop

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2021

Instructors

Professor Anu Bradford

Anu Bradford

Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization

Location

TBA TBA

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Tuesday

Points

1
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