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Spring 2024 Course

Public International Law

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: Any-day take-home

This is an introductory course to international law, with a focus on public international law. The first part of the course examines the distinction between private and public international law as well as the nature, sources, and methods of international law. Topics covered include the doctrine of sources, international responsibility, the resolution of international disputes, subjects of international law, international institutions, and the interaction between domestic and international law. The second part of the course offers a brief introduction to specialized fields of international law chosen based on student interest and current events. We will also explore current and historical challenges to the international legal order.