Economic Statecraft and Public International Law (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 8/13
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TWRF
  • 0900-1200
  • WB116
01/18/2022 01/21/2022

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 -- most notably sanctions -- allow the government to use coercive measures to promote peace and security, further foreign policy objectives, and stem the rise of terrorism. This course will explore the history of sanctions, including sanctions theory, discuss the full range in which sanctions are used to achieve national security goals, discuss efforts to multilateralize the tool, 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 Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

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.

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:

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.
122110010
Law No.
LAW7797
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, January 07, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, January 23, 11:59 PM
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