GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

The International Public Law I course is a required course for second-year law students and an elective course for other students, who may take it as a general education course or as a course under the minor program.  This course is intended to introduce students to the basic concepts and problems of public international law.  International law commonly is defined as the rules, principles, and norms, which govern the interaction among states.  The course will cover the traditional major topics in this field such as the sources and subjects of international law, human rights law, the concept of state responsibility, and the relationship between international law and the municipal law of states.  The course will review and discuss a number of international law cases, as well as certain treaties, resolutions, and other international legal instruments of importance.  Upon successful completion of this course, a student should have a sound working familiarity with the basic principles of International Public Law.