Discussion - 3 hours. This course examines the fundamentals of public international law in the context of contemporary world affairs, and vice versa. Topics covered include sources of international law, international jurisdiction and immunities, recognition of states and governments, treaties, the relationship between national and international law, the obligations of states, international organizations, individuals and transnational corporations under international law, the peaceful settlement of international disputes, the use of force, and international criminal law. We will study how and by whom international law is made, interpreted, and applied; how it constrains (or fails to constrain) the behavior of nation-states and other actors; and how it interacts with domestic law and policy. This course provides an essential foundation for further study or for practice in any area of international law or transnational law. It also teaches important skills, such as working with treaties and other sources, and increases awareness of vital international legal issues which are important in any area of legal practice in our globalized world.
Final Assessment: Exam.
Classroom Policies: This course has an attendance policy.
Classroom Policies: This course has a no-laptop policy.
Grading Mode: Letter Grading.