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Spring 2020
LAW312  R  INTERNATIONAL LAW

Course Description
International law is the world’s constitutional law. It determines the rights and duties of all states vis-à-vis each other and vis-à-vis individuals and companies. Knowledge of international law is increasingly important to an understanding of the foundations for the legal order governing the rapid expansion of transnational business and communication. It provides the foundation for the study and practice of more specialized international legal topics. To this end the course examines the 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 the formation of customary international law, self-determination and the establishment and recognition of states, the law of treaties, international organizations, nationality, migration, the nature and scope of sovereignty and jurisdiction of states, liability, sovereign immunity, human rights, protection of the global environment, the law of the sea, air, and outer space, international courts and tribunals, and emerging international criminal law. The status and application of treaties and international law under U.S. law is closely examined in this context.
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Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   WF  11:00 AM-12:20 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
1L Elective
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Environmental Law (Concentration)   More information
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: International Law Cases and Materials
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Damrosch; Murphy
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    Edition: Seventh
    ISBN: 9781640200678
      
  • Textbook Name: Basic Documents Supplement to International Law, Cases and Materials
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Damrosch; Murphy
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    Edition: Seventh ( 2019 )
    ISBN: 9781640201026
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: W 1/15 Introduction: pp. xv-xvii, 1-23, 30-41 --Historical Introduction: pp. xix-xxx (read now or during course) SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW --Customary International Law F 1/17 Sources and Evidence Generally: pp. 51-54 Customary International Law: pp. 54-75 W 1/22 Effects of Treaties and UNGA Resolutions: pp. 76-95 Non-Consenting States; Peremptory Norms: pp. 95-111 Relation of Custom & Treaties: pp. 111-112

    Material:
    Casebook: DAMROSCH & MURPHY, INTERNATIONAL LAW CASES AND MATERIALS (7th ed. 2019)
    Doc. Supp.: Document Supplement to Casebook (2019)

    Additional Information:
    Please register on TWEN for additional course information and handouts See attachments
      

    2020 Int'l L Initial Assignments.docx

 
Professor(s)

OXMAN, BERNARD


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: bhoxman@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2293
Office: G464