Foreign Relations Law

Foreign Relations Law

Professor Jack Goldsmith
Fall 2015 course
Th, F 9:50am - 11:50am in Pound Hall Room 101
4 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: Anyday Take-Home

This course examines the constitutional and statutory doctrines regulating the conduct of American foreign relations. Topics include the distribution of foreign relations powers between the three branches of the federal government, the role of federalism in foreign relations, the status of international law in U.S. courts, the scope of the treaty power, the validity of executive agreements, the power to conduct war and covert action, international human rights litigation, and the political question and other doctrines regulating judicial review in foreign relations cases.

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights