Area of Study & Practice
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- International, Transnational, and Comparative Law
An introduction to international law, including the nature and sources of international law; its place in national and international decision making, and its impact on U.S. law; the positions of international organizations, States, and persons in the international legal system; principles concerning State sovereignty, territory and jurisdiction; foreign sovereign immunity and the act of state doctrine; the law of treaties; State responsibility; international dispute settlement; the use of force; the roles of the United Nations. This is a foundational course - it provides both a survey of the field and a platform for more specialized international courses. Students with strong international interests are therefore advised to take this course as early as possible.
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.