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Spring 2017

Course Description
The risk that nuclear, chemical or biological weapons might actually be used by nations, civil war combatants or terrorists remains one of the greatest global threats. Some thought the problem had largely been resolved by the break up of the Warsaw Pact and of the Soviet Union. However, although the exact concerns have shifted somewhat, the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the recent nuclear controversy with Iran, the current efforts of North Korea to obtain nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems, the nuclear tests by Pakistan and India and the rapid build-up of their nuclear arsenals, the growing number of countries seeking ballistic missiles, and the intent of the U.S. to deploy anti-ballistic missiles over the strong objections of Russia and China have kept the issues in the news. This seminar will explore the efforts to control advanced weaponry through international law, particularly through existing and proposed international treaties.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-17-2017 - 04-25-2017   R  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Class Participation, a simulated arms control treaty negotiation, a substantial paper and oral presentation of its results.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Government & Regulation - Related
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-4815
Office: G466