International Law

Section 1SP, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 32/35
Credits: 3

Course Description

This is a general survey course in public international law. It is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles, institutions and actors of the international legal system and to provide the foundation for studying specialized areas of international law. Among other topics, it will cover the traditional sources of international law (treaties and custom), the subjects of international law (states, international organizations, and individuals), the role of international law in the U.S. legal system, the law of jurisdiction and immunities, and dispute settlement mechanisms. It will also introduce selected substantive areas of international law, including the law of sea and the law governing the use of force. It will incorporate discussion of current 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:

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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