L9002 Ex. United Nations

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
A basic course in public international law, or the equivalent.

Other Limitations
The externship is worth 5 credits: 2 academic and 3 clinical. Admission by the selection process set out in the course description.

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Students will acquire an understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, e.g., analysis of legal texts, oral advocacy, legal writing and drafting, negotiation, diplomacy, collaboration, client communication and advising, and policy formation.
  • Students will acquire an understanding of and/or facility in the legal, ethical and professional issues related to working for or advocating at the UN.
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of and/or facility in the influences of national governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, international civil services and other political institutions in the development and implementation of UN law and policy
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of and/or facility in their capacity to see and evaluate different strategies for promoting and influencing UN law and policy.
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of and/or capacity to critically analyze, reflect upon and incorporate the knowledge, skills and attributes of effective lawyers operating in an international organization setting.

Secondary Goals

  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the historical development of law and legal institutions
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in comparative law analysis of legal institutions and the law
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in judicial, legislative and/or administrative processes

General Information

Type: Externship
Level: Upperclass
Additional Attributes: Experiential Credit

Other Sections

Section 002, Spring 2020
Larry Johnson