Current Topics in International and Operational Law (JAG)(SC)

Section 3, Fall 16

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Course Description

International and operational law has played a significant role in recent events across the globe. Incidents in locales such as Ukraine, North Africa, and Syria have mobilized the international community from both an operational and intellectual perspective. Using these incidents as a backdrop students will gain a greater understanding of the worldwide legal implications of international and operational law and be encouraged to challenge the interpretation and application of those laws. In addition, the course will enable students to participate in academic discussion related to current events and be provided the opportunity to analyze developing crises in the international community. Topics discussed will include issues from the new DoD Law of War Manual, the convergence of human rights law, and current legal issues impacting our Joint Force. 

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any): TBD
Description: None

Final Type (if any): TBD

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Students will be evaluated on class participation and an 800-word newspaper style opinion-editorial (op-ed) article.  This course meets at the JAG School during their 2nd quarter, October 17 - December 18, 2016.  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 attend the first class session.  The instructors for this course are LTC Hettinga and LtCol LaBalle.

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.

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