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Fall 2020

Course Description
This course provides an overview of the institutional legal regimes emerging through the internationalization of criminal justice: including the ad-hoc Tribunals established by the UN Security Council for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the extraterritoriality of United States criminal laws, international police cooperation, as well as substantive international crimes, focusing specifically on terrorism, genocide, the crime of aggressive war, torture, drug trafficking and the proposed crime of “patrimonicide.” The materials will cover U.S. law, foreign law and international law as they converge in the yet unfolding field called “international criminal law” with an emphasis on examining the implications of these developments on various understandings of the relationship between criminal justice and social justice in multicultural world of nation-states. A significant objective of the course is to provide students with the means to assess these developments in criminal law in light of the original understandings of the nature and role of international law of the framers of the American constitution. Thus the first part of the course will focus on original understandings of international law. The second part will focus on substantive crimes, and the third part will focus on international legal regimes and institutions.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   MW  10:10 AM-11:30 AM DL

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final grades will be based on final paper, class assignments, attendance and final presentation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes:
Distance Learning
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Criminal Law - Related
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Litigation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
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Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: First Class Assignment and course information are posted on Blackboard.   



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-4050
Office: G269