Public International Law (3 hrs.) — E or QP
An introductory course exploring legal elements underlying relations and obligations among nations and their rights and responsibilities to each other and to their citizens. The problems this course examines will cut across the major issues of international legal studies. These problems may include sources and subjects of international law, problems of international jurisdiction, international claims, international organization, foreign investment, international finance, environmental protection, economic sanctions, law of the sea, international human rights, and use of force in the international system. The students will explore these issues against the background of crucial events of our era. Paper/examination option. At the discretion of the instructor, this course may include a qualifying course paper that fulfills one half of the upperclass writing requirement, if the instructor allows papers in lieu of examination. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research. Ms. Boyack, Mr. Breger, Dr. Ludwikowski, Mr. Perez, Mr. Mulloy, Mr. Watson.