Law and International Politics Seminar

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/14
Credits: 3

Course Description

This seminar is an introduction to the analysis of the rules and institutions of international law from the perspective of international politics. It will begin with an introduction to the principal schools of international relations theory and their perspectives on international law, as well as to some of the methodological issues involved in conducting and assessing empirical research in this field. We will then examine recent studies on topics such as international trade and investment, international courts and tribunals, international criminal law, the laws of war, human rights, and environmental regulation. The seminar will explore the implications of these studies for substantive debates in international law and politics, such as compliance with treaties, the role of reciprocity and sanctions, the relationship of domestic and international politics, and the design of effective international institutions.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
Final Exam Notes:


Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit response papers on the readings assigned for the seminar (directly to instructors, not via EXPO).

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

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: Yes
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: PLIR 7500
Public Syllabus Link: None
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