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JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Writing

Globalization & Domestic Courts

This course will look at the special role international law has for domestic courts, including the question of what effects decisions by the International Court of Justice have, and to what extent domestic courts act as enforcers of international law (the theory of dédoublement fonctionnel). We will look at transnational collaborations among courts, through informal networks and formal procedures, and we will look at transnational competition between courts.

Students will be expected to write brief reaction papers for individual sessions, and to write a final research paper.

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.


Ralf Michaels
Globalization & Domestic Courts 586.01
Spring 2012
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Ralf Michaels
Globalization & Domestic Courts 586.01
Spring 2011
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