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Fall 2020

Course Description
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine their written and oral advocacy skills on international law litigation. The course will cover basic concepts of international law, public and private, oral advocacy skills and research techniques for the members of the International Moot Court Board. Individual sections and meeting times will be assigned by the program director. Note: This course will count for the writing requirement in the fall and the skills requirement in the spring.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   F  10:10 AM-11:50 AM F109

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Corequisite: International Law or notions of arbitration or international human rights. Depends on the competition the student will participate.
Method of Evaluation: class participation, 5 small assignment and final paper.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Litigation - Specialized
Bar Subject(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Each international moot court competition requires the knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of international law, whether the moot is on private or public international law. The first week/class discussion is an introduction to international law and the sources of international law. You will be reading a few materials and a particular case decided by the International Court of Justice. 1. Theorizing the sources of international law: BESSON_S._-_Sources_of_International_Law.pdf Click for more options Please, read the case and brief it: 2. Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening): Germany v. Italy ICJ decision.pdf Click for more options

    Additional Information:
    You will be able to find the syllabus, the schedule, the assignments and other materials on BlackBoard.

    Germany v. Italy ICJ decision.pdf



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-1154
Office: A316B