Legal Methods II: International Problem Solving

Course Information

Course Number
L6130
Curriculum Level
Foundation
Areas of Study
Lawyering, International and Comparative Law
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
New Course

Section 006 Information

Instructors

Section Description

Course Description. International law is a kind of law that applies beyond the jurisdiction of any state. Governments, civil society groups, private entities, and other actors routinely use it to address problems that, in their view, cannot or should not be addressed by one state alone. This intensive course will introduce students to international law through a
problem-oriented approach. Each class session will focus on a different case study (the problem) to explore the legal issues that arise in their social and
political contexts, as decisionmakers actually confront them. This problemoriented approach has three main objectives for the students:
• To examine the issues at stake in some of the world’s most pressing
problems and how global actors have used international law to address
them.
• To understand the basic architecture of the international legal process.
Each case study has been selected to highlight a different aspect of the
legal process: the key participants and the terms on which they engage
with the law, the arenas in which they apply it, the techniques they use
to shape it, and the outcomes and distributional effects that they produce through it.
• To think strategically about the contexts in which the law operates and
the opportunities for advancing one’s interests through it. This kind of
lawyering requires one to assess not only the law as it is but also the
various levers for shaping the law going forward.
The course will consist of a combination of classroom lectures, interactive
exercises, and small-group work. Students will be expected to spend at least
two hours each day reading and preparing for class, to attend and participate
in all of the classroom sessions, and to work independently in their assigned
small groups each afternoon. The course will be graded pass-fail, with credit
awarded on the basis of the final writing projects, class participation, and
attendance.

The legal methods course will be graded pass-fail, with credit awarded on the basis of the final (group) writing projects, class participation, and attendance. The final projects are due on Sunday, Jan. 16, by 9 pm

School Year & Semester
January 2022
Location
JGH 102a
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
9:30 - 12:00 pm
Points
1
Method of Evaluation
Paper
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
For JDs only

Other Sections of Legal Methods II: International Problem Solving

Section 007

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 103

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

Location

JGH 103

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 001

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 107

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

JGH 107

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 008

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 209

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

WJWH 209

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 002

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 208

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 004

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Philip Genty

Philip M. Genty

Everett B. Birch Innovative Teaching Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility; Vice Dean for Experiential Education

Location

JGH 102b

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 003

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 207

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

WJWH 207

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 005

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Avery Katz

Avery W. Katz

Milton Handler Professor of Law and Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character

Location

JGH 105

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

JGH 105

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1
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