Law of Sea, Air and Space Operations (JAG)(SC)

Section 8, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 2/4
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • M
  • 1040-1230
  • JAG
03/15/2021 04/26/2021

Course Description

Students will gain a basic understanding of the international rules that govern the use of air, space, and the sea in military operations. Students will understand the way in which States have dealt with the problems of sovereignty, jurisdiction over vessels and aircraft, and property rights in common spaces. Extensive study will be made of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, and other treaties and policies affecting the military uses of air, space, and sea domains. Finally, students will focus on some of the current issues in LOSAS, including Freedom of Navigation Operations, Piracy and Maritime Interception Operations, Air Defense Identification Zones, and Militarization and Weaponization of outer space.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be evaluated, in part, by one 3-5 page paper.

Other Work
Students will be evaluated, in part, by class participation and one oral presentation (7-10 minutes).

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: The instructors for this course are CAPT. Gibel and MAJ Fisher. This course meets at the JAG School during their 4th Quarter, March 15 - May 14, 2021. ATTENDANCE: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be processed in accordance with the Academic Policies. Students seeking to enroll in this course must complete and timely submit a request form to the Student Records Office. NOTE: due to weather, holidays, military scheduling, etc., classes at the JAG School may require rescheduling. The JAG School attempts to reschedule make-ups at the same day/time slot, but there may be times when a meeting session date/time will not occur in the same day/time slot. All absences must be approved by the instructor. ENROLLMENT: SRO will collect enrollment requests starting at an announced time in the fall term. Enrollment is subject to approval by the JAG School.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 16, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 02, 11:59 PM