The field of international law is one of the most dynamic areas of legal practice, and its principles are increasingly applied by practitioners addressing complex problems on behalf of their clients. This three-credit course will analyze the development and implementation of international norms by emphasizing the interrelationship between the theoretical foundations of international law and the pragmatic skills needed to succeed in this evolving and interdisciplinary field. Students will learn specific lawyering skills such as treaty negotiation, research relating to international law and the intersections of international and domestic law. An overarching course goal will be to develop strategies for advocacy of particular legal and policy positions in different venues such as international institutions, domestic government agencies, and international tribunals. Enrollment limited.
Pre or Corequisite: Public International Law, International Protection of Human Rights, International Trade, International Criminal Law, Comparative Perspectives on Counter-terrorism, International Arbitration, Transnational Litigation, International Energy Law, or other international law-related courses, at the discretion of the instructor.