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Spring 2021

Course Description
This course focuses on General Public International Law as well as some of its more specific topics. After a brief introduction, the course will start with an overview of the sources of International Law. In other words, what counts as international law, what doesn’t, and who is bound by such law. After covering the sources will study the subjects of international law; the both traditional ones, like states and international organizations, as well as less traditional ones, like individuals, NGOs and corporations. We will also analyze the notion of state sovereignty, its historical development, limits and legal foundations. Once we have covered sovereignty, we will study three closely related topics: the use of force and international security, the peaceful resolution of disputes, and the international responsibility of the states for breaching international law. Beyond these general , the course will focus on topics such as the protection of the environment, human rights, the laws of war and international criminal law.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-25-2021 - 04-27-2021   WF  10:10 AM-11:25 AM DL

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
1L Elective
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Environmental Law (Concentration)   More information
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None