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Public International Law

Public International Law - Professor Chris Wold

  • Course Number: LAW-138
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course provides an analytical overview of public international law, including the sources of international law, dispute settlement, and its strengths and weaknesses. Specific topics covered in the course include the relationship between international law and municipal law; human rights; statehood, recognition and self-determination; the use of force; international trade law, and the law of the sea. The emphasis throughout will be on placing international law in the context of contemporary world affairs, including strife in the Middle East, vanishing islands, the use of torture and genocide, and armed aggression.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Regular quizzes, class participation, and an unscheduled final exam.
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no