International Law

Section 1, Spring 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 24/64
Credits: 4

Course Description

This is a general survey course in public international law, designed to introduce the fundamental principles, institutions and actors of the international legal system and provide the foundation for further international legal studies. It will cover the sources of international law (treaties and custom); its principal actors (states, international organizations, and individuals); responsibility for breaches of international law; the role of international in the U.S. legal system; the law of jurisdiction and immunities; and international dispute settlement mechanisms. The course will also provide an introduction to selected substantive areas of international law, including international trade and investment, the law of sea, international criminal law, and the law governing the use of force. It will incorporate discussion of current and recent events and of the interaction of international law and politics.

Course Requirements

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

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

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: There will be a written assignment during the course in addition to the final examination. Details to be announced by the instructor.

Other Work

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

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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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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