International Law

Law 252






The course addresses the questions of the sources of international law; the formation of customary law; the law of treaties; some issues of interaction between international law and the law of the United States; the law of statehood; rules regarding the place of individuals in international law, without, however, special emphasis on international human rights rules; international legal restrictions on state jurisdiction; international legal restrictions on the use of force; the rights of states to protect their nationals, including corporations, from mistreatment by other states; international criminal law; and the law of the sea. The course seeks to direct students' attention regarding the nature of law, and to focus - with respect to particular legal topics - on the basis for any assertion that rules whose existence is asserted are legal rules.

This is the basic course in international law. Ideally, it should be taken before the International Business Transactions course, and before any course from another institution on some more specialized topic in the international area.


T. Kelley, M. Weisburd

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