Explore how international law differs from national legal systems
Understand the role of principles including good faith and consent in international law
Understand the role of customs, general principles, and international judicial systems in international law
Use case studies to explain the institutions, functions, and problems of international law
About this course:
International law is the system of rules governing the relations among states and providing the common principles for humankind. It is a decentralized system, held together by a hierarchy of subordinating, imperative principles, such as good faith, consent, and the obligation to fulfill the agreements. The system consists of legal rules, persons, and areas of action governed by agreements, customs, general principles, and international judicial decisions. This course seeks to explain the basic institutions, functions, and problems of the law through case study and assorted international legal essays. Pertinent documentaries are incorporated to augment conceptual understanding of key case studies. Transferable for UC Credit.
Spring 2024 Schedule
Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens February 05, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.
No refunds after April 05, 2024
International Law Frameworks
by Chimène Keitner
Foundation Press; 5th edition (October 11, 2021)
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