Spring 2016
    Law No.: LAW9125
    Sched. No.: 116219122

International Criminal Law*
Section 1
Marshall, Harry R.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1730-1930 (SL131)
F, 0900-1100 (SL131)

Capacity:12 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:4 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:

SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING SESSION DATES/TIMES/ROOM: This course meets on Thursday/Friday combinations on the following dates: 1/28; 2/4, 2/5, 2/18, 2/19; 3/17, 3/18, 3/31; 4/1, 4/14, 4/15, 4/21.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The International Criminal Law (“ICL”) Course is taught as a seminar. It will focus on how governments cooperate with each other with respect to law enforcement issues and will address the applicability of contemporary international law in the context of preventing, investigating and prosecuting violations of criminal law, including national security laws, and using international asset forfeiture. The ICL Course will preliminarily address basic principles of international law and practice pertinent to criminal law (e.g., principles of extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction). In general, seminar discussions will be based on assigned cases and other materials relating to international extradition, obtaining evidence from foreign governments (“mutual legal assistance”) and issues arising from certain transnational offenses.

The ICL Course will address the process by which a government requests, by extradition or other means, the return for prosecution of a person charged with terrorism, treason, serious fraud, narcotics and other major offenses, who is believed to be in the requested foreign nation; and how the requested government responds to such a request. Consideration of the mutual legal assistance topic will likewise address the means by which such requests are made and how requested governments consider such requests. The development, content and interpretation of extradition and mutual legal assistance treaties and other international arrangements and the practices thereunder, will be addressed. Also to be considered is the manner by which US requests to foreign governments are preparedby the Departments of Justice and State and delivered and the process undertaken by foreign governments to respond to US requests. How US authorities implement foreign requests will provide an opportunity to examine this topic from reciprocal and often different perspectives and in the context of constitutional issues.

There is no textbook; course materials consist of photocopies of case decisions and other pertinent items and will be distributed in advance of the seminar classes by the Copy Center. Generally, cases or topics for class discussion will be pre-assigned for briefing to participants in the seminar on a rotating basis.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at and full participation in all sessions of this seminar are expected.

Course Requirement:Flex examination at end of the semester. One third of final grade will be based on class participation.