Foreign Relations Law

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 25

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /80
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date




1000-1120 WB101

Course Description

This course examines the law governing the conduct of U.S. foreign relations. The Constitution sets out the basic framework for foreign relations law, but it leaves much unsaid and at least as much subject to interbranch contests for power. Topics will include the allocation of powers between the executive, legislature, and judiciary; the political question doctrine, presumption against extraterritoriality, and other doctrines governing judicial review of foreign relations-related issues; the role of federalism in foreign relations; the scope of the treaty power and executive agreements; and the power to declare war and control the use of force.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: (Constitutional Law (6001))

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

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.: 125210248

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: National Security Law , International and Comparative

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