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LAWS 7785 International Law (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize students with the operation and institutional structure of the international legal system, the law of nations that govern relations among states. The first portion of the course, consisting of somewhat more than half of the semester, will address the principal attributes of the international legal system, including (1) sources of international law; (2) subjects of international law; (3) jurisdiction of states; (4) international adjudication and dispute settlement; and (5) the law of treaties. The remainder of the course, as time permits, will be devoted to special topics, including such subject matter as the law of the sea; the international law of human rights; the use of force in international law; and diplomatic and consular immunity.


Instructor(s): David Wirth

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-17