War by Other Means: The Law of Economic and Financial Sanctions (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 4/16
Credits: 1
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TWRF
  • 1300-1600
  • WB127
01/17/2023 01/20/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to domestic and international legal issues arising from economic and financial sanctions, with an emphasis on sanctions imposed by the United States and its partners outside the U.N. multilateral process. Topics will include the U.S. legal regimes governing trade restrictions, technology export controls, asset freezes and forfeitures, and financing prohibitions, and how they interact with international legal frameworks such as trade agreements, investment protection treaties, jurisdictional limitations, and foreign sovereign immunity. The course will focus on current and recent episodes, such as sanctions on Iran, Russia, and non-state actors involved in activities such as terrorism and cyberattacks.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Students will complete a written take-home assignment due to be submitted via EXPO by noon on Feb. 3rd.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
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.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Saturday, January 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Monday, January 23, 11:59 PM