International Law

Course NameInternational Law
Course CodeIRS503
DescriptionInternational law is a dynamic field that increasingly permeates all other fields of law. Students interested in pursuing a career with a foreign ministry, an international organization, or a non-governmental organization engaged in transnational issues, must have grounding in international law. This course will offer a general survey of the nature and sources of international law, will probe its application in both international and national settings, will investigate particular subject matter areas, and will develop the ability of the student to think analytically about how international law might apply in a given situation. Thus, this course will familiarize the non-international lawyer with the basic tenets of international law and will serve as a springboard for those wishing to study international law in greater depth.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Gain a general background and knowledge of international law that will enable students to understand how the international rule of law can be applied to resolve international disputes;
– Identify the relevant legal issues and laws/agencies that create and apply intl. law;
– Critically assess/analyze relevant legal issues under intl. law;
– Identify the challenges and solve problems involving intl. disputes;
– Understand the legal procedures and limitations involved in resolving intl. disputes;
– Develop persuasive communication skills by focusing on the audience’s goals/needs/objectives/concerns/barriers/areas of confusion/misunderstanding.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS