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Spring 2021
LAW312  A  INTERNATIONAL LAW

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
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
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 (American Casebook Series) 7th Edition
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Lori Damrosch and Sean Murphy
    Publisher: West Academy
    Edition: seven edition
    ISBN: 978-1640200678
      
  • Textbook Name: Basic Documents Supplement to International Law, Cases and Materials
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Lori Damrosch and Sean Murphy
    Publisher: West Academy
    Edition: seventh edition
    ISBN: 978-1640201026
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Class 1 01/27/21 Introduction . International Law as Binding Law . Consent and Coherence . Contemporary Challenges . Methodological Approaches Read pages 1-45 UNIT 1 Class 2 01/29/21 Sources: Custom Sources and Evidence of International Law Customary International Law o Requirements o Effects of Treaties on Custom o Effects of UN General Assembly Resolutions on Custom o Non-Consenting States and Objectors Read pages 51-98 Lori Fisler Damrosch and Sean D. Murphy eds. International Law: Cases and Materials, Seventh Edition, West Academic Publishing (2019).

    Material:
    Lori Fisler Damrosch and Sean D. Murphy eds. International Law: Cases and Materials, Seventh Edition, West Academic Publishing (2019).
      

    Syllabus International Law - Spring 2021 - Rueda Saiz.docx

 
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