Contemporary Practice of the US Relating to International Law (YR-Fall)

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/6
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • F
  • 0850-0950
  • WB119
08/27/2021 11/19/2021

Course Description

In this year-long course, students will assist the instructor in producing the “Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law” (CPUS) section of the American Journal of International Law, the preeminent peer-reviewed international law journal. Students will track current developments in U.S. practice related to international law, foreign relations, and national security, and class discussions will focus on these current events.

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 assist the instructor in drafting short essays that analyze and contextualize current developments (deadlines to be announced). Essays may focus on, for example, domestic and international litigation, uses of force, the making or terminating of international agreements, and U.S. policy with respect to international organizations. Examples of recent CPUS sections are available at https://libguides.law.virginia.edu/CPUS.

Other Work
Students will be required to track current developments in U.S. practice related to international law, foreign relations, and national security, and class discussions will focus on these current events. Details and deadlines to be announced.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent courses in U.S. constitutional law, international law, or national security law would be helpful, but they are not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Interested students should send an email attaching a resume and explaining in a paragraph or two (1) their reasons for wanting to take the course, (2) relevant courses they have already taken or will take concurrently, and (3) a preliminary list of subjects on which they would be interested in focusing (e.g., international trade, use of force, etc.). Applications should be emailed to Prof. Eichensehr by August 3rd. Admitted students will be notified of acceptance, and SRO will enroll selected students. CREDITS/GRADING BASIS: the fall half of this course will earn 1 credit and will be graded on a Credit/No Credit grading basis. The spring half of this course will earn 2 credits and be graded on a letter-graded basis.

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.
121819247
Law No.
LAW9332
Modified Type
Workshop
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 17, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM
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