Public International Law

Public International Law - Professor Kathleen Maloney

  • Course Number: LAW-138
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: International law is a vast field permeating many other fields of law in an increasing interconnected world. This course introduces students to the basic tenets of public international law, including its nature and sources, its application in international and national settings, and its role in settling disputes. Subject matter areas covered will include, among others, the interaction between international and municipal law, the recognition and responsibility of States, self-determination, limits on the use of force, international courts and organizations, and the law of the sea and other common spaces. Students will develop the ability to analyze contemporary world events and how international law might apply to these situations, ranging from global environmental problems and human rights abuses to armed conflict and international crimes. This course will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to study international law in greater depth and pursue courses and careers in related fields.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final Exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no