UPDATED VERSION OF

Weekly and Daily Topics for

International Law: Law, Context, and Theory

Professor Setear

Spring 1999

You may view a tentative list of course topics by week or by day


Note:  This page conforms the list of weekly and daily topics to the way in which, as of February 28th, the class sessions have actually proceeded.  (That's Weeks One through Six for the Weekly Topics, and the first five italicized sets of topics for the Daily Topics.)  Note that, in contrast to the "Initial, Tentative List of Topics," it is no longer true that each topic lasts exactly one week.  It is in that sense not quite right to call the Weekly Topics "Weekly" Topics, but I'm not going to split hairs about it. 

The page, by dint of listing weekly and daily topics through the end of the semester, also provide a tentative listing of future topics.


Weekly Topics

The semester, you will recall, is 14 weeks long.

  1. The International Legal System and Its Context
  2. Korea Since 1950: An Example of International Law in Context (begin)
  3. {The Week of Professorial Ill Health}
  4. Korea Since 1950: An Example of International Law in Context (finish) AND Trade Treaties (Part I – Overview)
  5. Trade Treaties (Part II – The European Court of Justice)
  6. Trade Treaties (Part III – The World Trade Organization)
  7. The Rights and Limits of Sovereignty
  8. The Nation-State and Liability (begin)
  9. The Nation-State and Liability (finish)
  10.   The Role of the US Congress in International Law (begin)
  11.   The Role of the US Congress in International Law (finish)
  12.   Custom and Treaties: Consensus and Consent-Oriented Rules in a Decentralized System
  13.   Environmental Treaties (Part I – Ozone)
  14.   Environmental Treaties (Part II – Whaling)

Daily Topics

Daily topics appear in a bulleted list below the italicized weekly topic. The course meets three times weekly.

 

The International Legal System and Its Context

Korea Since 1950: An Example of International Law in Context

Trade Treaties (Part I – Overview)

Trade Treaties (Part II – The European Union)

Trade Treaties (Part III – The World Trade Organization)

The Rights and Limits of Sovereignty

The Nation-State and Liability (begin)

SPRING BREAK

The Nation-State and Liability (finish)

The Role of the US Congress in International Law

Customary International Law: Consensus-Oriented Rules in a Decentralized System

Treaties: Consent-Oriented Rules in a Decentralized System

Environmental Treaties (Part I – Ozone)

Environmental Treaties (Part II – Whaling and Dolphins)