Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW7731
    Sched. No.: 115219189

Law of Treaties (SC)
Section 1
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Cope, Kevin



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1815-2000 (WB105)
MTWRF, 1815-2000 (WB103)

Credits:1Type:Lecture - short course
Capacity:20 **This information is current as of 11/25/2014 06:14:54 AM**
Current Enrollment:20 **This information is current as of 11/25/2014 06:14:54 AM**

Course Description:

This short course meets on Thursday, February 26, in WB105, 6:15-8:00. The course then meets Friday, February 27 and the following Monday-Friday, March 2-6, in WB103, 6:15-8:00 p.m.

Over the past few decades, the role of treaties in international relations has grown markedly. In many countries, including the United States, treaties are also an important source (or inspiration) for domestic law. This short course will explore the nature, substance, and purpose of modern treaties from both an international and an American perspective. We will examine the broad types of treaties, including trade, security, human rights, and others. We will learn how treaties operate and impact domestic law in select monist and dualist systems, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Brazil, and Germany. Finally, we will discuss and debate the primary theories about whether and why treaties truly shape international behavior.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Short discussion papers and class participation