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

Section 2, Spring 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 2/3
Credits: 1

Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students are evaluated on class participation and two (2) short response papers (3-5 pages each).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Concurrencies: No Concurrencies
Mutually Exclusive With: No Mutual Exclusions
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: 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 8th - March 9th, 2018. PLEASE NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are expected to attend the course meeting being held during the week of March 5th through 9th, the Law School's Spring Break despite the end date of March 1st being displayed above due to an irreversible technical error. 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 complete and timely submit a request form to the Student Records Office. The instructors for this course are MAJ Sleesman and MAJ Otto.

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

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