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Fall 2019
LAW312  A  INTERNATIONAL LAW

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 in the domestic legal order. Topical areas covered in this course include the creation and status of international law, its sources and actors, the law governing the use of force, international rules relating to jurisdiction, human rights, humanitarian law and international conflict 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, Human Rights Law, the Human Rights Clinic, International Criminal Law, International Environmental Law as well as related seminars.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   TR  3:30 PM-4:50 PM TBD

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final exam and class participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: INTERNATIONAL LAW 2ND EDITION
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Jan Klabbers
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Edition: 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 978-1316506608
      
  • Textbook Name: DOCUMENT SUPPLEMENT: INTERNATIONAL LAW DOCUMENTS
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Jan Klabbers (ed)
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Edition: October 2016
    ISBN: 978-1316667255
      
  • Textbook Name: INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM 2ND EDITION
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Curtis A. Bradley
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Edition: 2nd Edition, 2015
    ISBN: ASIN: B011DB298A
      

Additional Materials:
All books are required and all should be purchased in hard copy not as e-books.  
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

PORRAS, ILEANA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: iporras@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-4423
Office: G281