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LAWS 8765 International Legal Research (Fall/Spring: 2 )


Course Description

International Legal Research aims to provide students with in-depth and hands-on experience with the general process and sources of international and foreign legal research. Students will learn to use a variety of specialized legal research tools, both online and in print, to locate and evaluate the major sources of public international law, i.e., treaties, customary international law, and general principles of law. Decisions of international courts and tribunals, and official documents of international organizations (United Nations, European Union, WTO, etc.) will also be examined. The course will also cover special topics in international law, e.g., private international law, international human rights, international trade law and commercial arbitration. Grades will be based on 3 take-home assignments. Recommended for students interested in international legal practice, members of the Jessup Moot Court team, and the staff of the BC ICLR.


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Last Updated: 06-Oct-16