Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Advanced Intl Law & Peace Negotiations (Permission only) (LAW-980-001)
Paul Williams

Meets: 02:00 PM - 04:50 PM (Tu) - Warren - Room N103

Enrolled: 18 / Limit: 30

Administrator Access


Enrollment in the course requires the permission of the instructor, and it is based on an application process in the immediately preceding semester.


Provides students with an opportunity to explore the legal intricacies of peace negotiations, post-conflict constitutions, and war crimes prosecutions. The particular cases examined by students are constantly updated to ensure they are dealing with contemporary conflicts. Specific issues covered include ceasefires; human rights; refugee law; state structure; power sharing; fiscal devolution; demobilization and reintegration; reconciliation; international tribunals; peacekeeping; and self-determination. The course is designed as a practicum experience, and students will be drafting legal product for actual parties involved in peace negotiations. In prior semesters, students have provided assistance to parties involved in the Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan peace processes.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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