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Spring 2019

Course Description
International law is the world’s constitutional law. It is both written and unwritten. It determines the rights and duties of nation-states vis-à-vis each other and vis-à-vis individuals and groups. Modern technology has fostered a major expansion of transnational activity. Knowledge of international law is increasingly important to an understanding of the foundations for the legal order governing such activity. This course examines the foundations and growth of public international law through custom, treaties, the work of international organizations, and the decisions of international tribunals. It surveys a broad array of legal issues, including those concerning the formation of customary international law, the establishment and recognition of states, diplomatic relations, the law of treaties, international organizations, nationality, the nature and scope of sovereignty and jurisdiction of states, sovereign immunity, state responsibility, human rights, protection of the environment, the law of the sea, air, and outer space, the use of force, and the settlement of international disputes.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-15-2019 - 04-23-2019   TR  11:00 AM-12:20 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: International Law Cases and Materials
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Damrosch; Murphy
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    Edition: Sixth
    ISBN: 9780314286437
First Class Assignment(s):



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2293
Office: G464