Course Information

Course Number

252

Credits

3

Foreign Relations Law

This course examines the constitutional and statutory doctrines regulating the conduct of American foreign relations. Topics include the distribution of foreign relations powers between the three branches of the federal government, the status of international law in U.S. courts, the scope of the treaty power, the validity of executive agreements, the pre-emption of state foreign relations activities, the power to declare and conduct war, and the political question and other doctrines regulating judicial review in foreign relations cases. Where relevant, we will focus on current events, such as military detention of alleged terrorists, human rights litigation against multinational corporations, the prosecution of piracy, and controversies over immigration enforcement.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Curtis A. Bradley
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2015

Ernest A. Young
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2014
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Curtis A. Bradley
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2013
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Curtis A. Bradley
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2012
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Curtis A. Bradley
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2011
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Curtis A. Bradley
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2009
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Ernest A. Young
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2008
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Curtis A. Bradley
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2007

Curtis A. Bradley
Foreign Relations Law 252.01
Spring 2006