Spring 2012 Course Schedule

International Law (LAW-660-002)

Meets: 09:00 AM - 10:20 AM (MW) - Room 503

Enrolled: 39 / Limit: 45

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First-year elective


The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the international legal framework and current debates and developments in the field. The course will examine sources of international norms as well as the process of their formation and emergence. There will be a special emphasis on public international law, as well as the US approach to State obligations under international law, and comparison with how similar issues are dealt with by other States and legal cultures. The course will examine systems of enforcement of international law through international and regional organizations. It will also consider specific parts of international law dealing with the human person, such as human rights, refugee protection and the laws of armed conflict. Finally, it will examine some emerging issues in international law such as protection of the environment and the law of the seas, transitional justice and responsibility to protect populations at risk of mass atrocities.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Title: International Law
Author: Antonio Cassesse
Publisher/ed.: Oxford University Press, 2nd ed. (2005)
ISBN: 978-0199259397

Title: International Law
Author: Barry Carter et al.
Publisher/ed.: Aspen Publishers 5th ed. (2007)
ISBN: 978-0735552783

First Class Readings

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