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Spring 2008 - International Law in U.S. Courts

Sullivan, Scott

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 397S  Unique # 29230

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
W3:30 - 5:20 pmJON 5.204
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

Description
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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