Legal Research: International and Foreign
Limit: 20 students
Meets for 1 hour and 20 minutes per week, once a week, for the first 9 weeks of the semester.
This course explores strategies for conducting research in Foreign, Comparative and International Law, using both electronic and print resources. The course begins by examining the sources of international law, including treaties, cases from international courts and tribunals, documents from international organizations, and scholarly publications. We will also explore finding the law of foreign nations, gaining an understanding of civil legal systems, and learning “work-arounds” when the sources are not in English. Using a problem-based approach, the class will incorporate the following topics while reviewing the sources of international law: international environmental law, international litigation and dispute resolution, international trade and investment law, and international human rights. Grading will be based on weekly in-class or out-of-class exercises and a final assignment consisting of research problems. This class is a requirement for the international law certificate.