University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Fall 2016

Course Description
This course provides students with an understanding of the development and application of the law governing the international community, its basic principles, doctrines, methodologies, institutions and processes. Students will acquire an understanding of how international law relates to contemporary transnational relations and politics as well as its significance on the domestic legal and political process.

Topical areas covered in this course include the creation and status of international law, its sources and actors, the use of force, international rules relating to the fight against terrorism, human rights and international dispute resolution. Where appropriate this course will include recent developments and their impact on systemic questions in the field. This course provides a strong grounding for more specialized courses such as International Economic Law, Law of the Sea, International Human Rights Law and the Human Rights Clinic, International Criminal Law, International Environmental Law as well as related seminars.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2016 - 11-29-2016   TR  3:30 PM-4:50 PM F109

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final exam and class participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-1979
Office: A212