Advanced Topics in the Law of Armed Conflict (JAG)(SC)

Section 9, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 1/4
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1330-1520
  • JAG
03/16/2021 04/27/2021

Course Description

This elective provides an in-depth study of the law of armed conflict, expanding upon foundations laid during plenary instruction. Discussions and readings will consider and compare U.S. and international perspectives on the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), including views of U.S. allies, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Non-Governmental Organizations. Topics include sources of contemporary LOAC, in-depth consideration of the principles of LOAC and targeting, issues associated with battlefield status, regulation of internal armed conflicts, the interface between the LOAC and other areas of law, enforcement mechanisms, and current emergent topics facing today’s national security law practitioners.

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, on two (2) short response papers (3-5 pages each).

Other Work
Students will be evaluated, in part, on class participation.

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 MAJ. Ulrich and MAJ Scheel. 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.

Schedule No.
121220292
Law No.
LAW7500
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
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
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