Introduction to International Law
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 3210
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Global Studies
- International Affairs
This course covers different topics each semester. In Fall 2011 the topic is: International Law. This course is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of public international law. The object is to enable students to recognize the legal dimensions of state policy and foreign relations acts. Taking an overview approach to a wide body of material, the course aims to give students an understanding of fundamental concepts, including the consensual nature of international rule-making, the existence of affirmative obligations on States to act or refrain from acting in certain ways, key institutional structures supporting implementation of the rules, the consequences of abrogation of the rules, and the interplay between international and municipal law. The later part of the semester will consider special topics in international law, with heavy emphasis on contemporary examples of State practice (mostly in the United States).
Course Open to: Degree Students
This course is open to all bachelor level students at the university.