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LSTD306 - International Law


This course introduces students to the nature, development, principles, and processes of the law that applies among nations. Students will evaluate the various implications of state sovereignty as viewed through the prism of public international law. Specific topics include the sources of international law such as custom and treaty, the role of international organizations such as the United Nations, the bases of international jurisdiction, and international norms governing recognition, nationality, the global environment, protection of human rights, and the use of force. This course introduces the student to the basic principles and practices of international law and legal regimes and examines traditional and emerging topics in the field: human rights, the Law of the Sea, the Law of Armed Conflict, War Crime Tribunals, and the International Criminal Court.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Public International Law in a Nutshell, 5th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the clasroom Lessons section
ISBN: 9780314279965
Publication Info: West Academic
Author: Buergenthal, Thomas
Unit Cost: $35.12
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. - available online through the APUS Online Library:
ISBN: 9780692400197
Publication Info: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Author: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Unit Cost: $41.30
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A