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LS401F: INTERNATIONAL LAW: A TIME OF CHALLENGES (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

The course analyses recent developments in public international law. It first considers the sources of public international law. The question is then asked whether traditional public international law can regulate pressing issues on the international plane. Examples of these problems are: international terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation, protection of human rights, ethnic conflicts, and climate change. The course encourages the student to think creatively as an international lawyer to resolve contemporary international dilemmas. Teaching will be mostly delivered through discussion based seminars. Assessment is based on the drafting of an essay and an exam.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Irène Couzigou

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LS4077 The Evolution of International Law in a World of Crises (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course analyses recent developments in public international law. It first considers the sources of public international law. The question is then asked whether traditional public international law can regulate pressing issues on the international plane. Examples of these problems are: international terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation, protection of human rights, ethnic conflicts, and climate change. The course encourages the student to think creatively as an international lawyer to resolve contemporary international dilemmas. Teaching will be mostly delivered through discussion based seminars. Assessment is based on the drafting of an essay and an exam.

Main Learning Outcomes:

· An enhanced knowledge of general public international law;

· An ability to access, and use for analysis, relevant texts and electronic databases;

· An ability to organise and communicate ideas clearly and cogently;

· Skills of interpretation, analysis, critical reasoning, and independent thought in relation to current key aspects of public international law;


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • 3-hour examination (75%)
  • 2500-word essay (25%)

Resit

  • Normally, no resit is available

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Feedback on the essay will be provided on the feedback form within three weeks from the date of submission.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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