International Law

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 64/64
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • WR
  • 1540-1700
  • WB101
01/25/2023 04/27/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This is a general survey course in public international law. It is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of the international legal system, including its fundamental principles and its main institutional structures and actors. Among other topics, we will study the traditional sources of international law (treaties and custom), the subjects of international law (states, international organizations, and individuals), dispute settlement mechanisms, and universal jurisdiction. Against that foundation, we will study several substantive areas of international law, including the use of force, human rights, international law enforcement, and arms control. We also will consider how the international legal system is changing in light of globalization and the emerging post-9/11 world order. There will be some emphasis on how states (particularly the United States) incorporate international law into their domestic legal systems.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
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.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM