Economic Statecraft and Public International Law (SC)

Information Introduction

LAW7797
Section 1, J-Term 25

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /14
Credits: 1
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0900-1200 WB116

Course Description

This course will examine the legal tools and frameworks available to United States government policymakers in dealing with threats from states and non-state actors. These tools allow the government to use coercive measures to promote peace and security, further foreign policy objectives, and stem the rise of terrorism. We will focus on multilateral sanctions imposed through the U.N. Security Council, but will also explore the history of sanctions, sanctions theory, how sanctions are used to achieve national security goals, and identify best practices to maximize their effectiveness. This course will also explore alternative levers of power -- including trade measures and taxation -- that the U.S. government often employs alongside more traditional "sticks" to further policy goals. At the conclusion of the course, students will use this information to participate in a simulated United Nations Security Council negotiation; they will receive a hypothetical scenario in which they are invited to reach consensus on measures to address a crisis in a Middle Eastern country. Students need not have a background in public international law to participate in this course.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Other Work

At the conclusion of the course, students will participate in a simulated United Nations Security Council negotiation; they will receive a hypothetical scenario in which they are invited to reach consensus on measures to address a crisis in a Middle Eastern country. Students will be evaluated based on class participation and performance in the simulated negotiation. No work will be expected to be submitted by students after the conclusion of the last class session.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 125110032

Modified Type: UVA Law Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: National Security Law

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, January 18, 11:59 PM

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