Curriculum Guide · Courses
Building an International Skill Set
Professor David Stewart
J.D. Seminar 661 | 1 credit hours
This one-credit (7 session) seminar is designed to provide participants in the Global Law Scholars program with a concrete introduction to the specific skills used by practitioners in the fields of international and transnational law. Sessions will be presented by a mixture of Georgetown Law faculty and outside practitioners. In addition to an overview of the basic features of international negotiation, arbitration and litigation, and an introduction to comparative law, emphasis will be given to research, technical writing, fact-finding and advocacy skills. Skill development will be taught through a variety of mechanisms (i.e., case studies, workshop style methods, role-playing, etc.). Student preparation for each 2 hour session will include readings on both the theoretical background on the skill and the selected cases for study. Student evaluation at the end of the course will be based on class participation and completion of a short piece of technical writing (i.e. white paper).
Prerequisite: This course is open only to second and third year Global Law Scholars.
This course is offered on a mandatory pass/fail basis. This course does not count toward the seven credit pass/fail limit. This class meets for seven sessions in the fall semester. Dates to be announced.