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UT Law School Classes - Spring 2008

Intl Law in U.S. Courts

Instructor: Sullivan, S Credits: 3 Course ID: 397S Unique #29230
     Day    Time   Location
   Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm JON 5.204
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

This seminar explores international law in United States federal and state courts.  We will focus on current issues and debates over the applicability of customary international law in U.S.  courts, the degree of comity demanded by international tribunals, the use of foreign and international precedents as authority, and recent U.S.  Supreme Court decisions interpreting the application and incorporation of international law in United States law.  Further, we will examine longstanding U.S.  court doctrines relating to international law and their continuing utility or futility.  Students will be expected to write three short (2-3 page) papers regarding issues and questions provoked by class materials as well as a longer paper written under the instructor's supervision.

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