Advanced Topics in the Law of Armed Conflict (JAG)(SC)

Section 3, Spring 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 0/3
Credits: 1

Course Description

The instructors for this course are MAJ Sleesman and MAJ Otto.  Prof. George Geis is the Administration Liaison only.  This elective provides an in-depth study of the law of armed conflict, expanding upon foundations laid during plenary instruction.  Discussions and readings will consider and compare U.S. and international perspectives on the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), including views of U.S. allies, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Non-Governmental Organizations. Topics include sources of contemporary LOAC, in-depth consideration of the principles of LOAC and targeting, issues associated with battlefield status, regulation of internal armed conflicts, the interface between the LOAC and other areas of law, enforcement mechanisms, and current topics that emerge as the semester progresses.  Guest speakers will highlight the ways in which LOAC is developing in both the operational and policy realms.  

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): TBD
Description: None

Final Type (if any): TBD

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Enrollment for Spring JAG courses occurs via SRO on a first-come, first served submission basis of JAG Course Request Forms, starting on Monday November 14th at 8:30 a.m.  Students are evaluated on class participation and two (2) short response papers (3-5 pages each).   This course meets at the JAG School during their 3rd quarter, January 9, 2017 - March 10, 2017.   The instructors for this course are MAJ Sleesman and MAJ Otto.  ATTENDANCE: Attendance at all class sessions is required.  Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be disenrolled in accordance with Academic Policy. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.

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.

General Information

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens:
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: