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Twenty-First Century International Legal Challenges
J.D. Course 1162 (cross-listed) | 1 credit hours
This course, which will meet on six Fridays during Spring Term, 2013, will address the challenges of tackling 21st Century international legal problems with 20th Century laws. It will focus on strategies for "translating" the spirit of existing laws to emerging situations, addressing issues at the cutting edge of U.S. foreign policy that implicate international law, constitutional law, and the law of U.S. foreign relations and national security. Topics for discussion tentatively include: targeted killings, the International Criminal Court, the emerging international law of cyberspace, the challenge of closing Guantanamo, the War Powers and Responsibility to Protect, and Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations. A two-hour examination will be required.
This course will meet on the following six Fridays in Spring 2013: 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 3/22, and 4/5.