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INTERNATIONAL LAW (LAW* ***), Mr. Setear, Credits: 3

This course is the basic offering in the international legal studies area. The emphasis is on the interaction between international legal rules, on the one hand, and international politics, domestic politics, US law, and historical factors, on the other hand. The course begins with the legal rules that constitute the international politico-legal system, such as the prerequisites and perquisites of a nation-state, the sources of international law, and the formal relationship between international and domestic law. The course continues with the legal rules governing international trade, such as the rules of the European Union and the World Trade Organization. The course concludes with legal rules that regulate the international environment, such as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As time permits, the course also covers the legal rules that regulate war, alliances, and weapons, such as the United Nations Charter and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

This course falls under the International and National Security Law concentration.