Curriculum Guide · Courses
LL.M Course 916 | 2 credit hours
A basic course that analyzes contemporary treaty law, including the international law set out in the Vienna Conventions on the Law of Treaties, decisions of international tribunals, and U.S. law and practice pertaining to treaties and executive agreements. Cases and materials on the conclusion of international agreements, their validity and effect, interpretation and application, relation to domestic law, and modification and termination are examined. U.S. law issues include the historical development of constitutional law on international agreements, the effect of treaties and executive agreements in domestic law, the choice of treaty or executive agreements, the role of Congress and the Executive Branch in the process of international agreement making and termination, and recent developments bearing on treaty practice. Basic U.S. procedures on agreement making, both congressional and executive, are reviewed.
Recommended: International Law I: Introduction to International Law (or the equivalent International Law I).