Int'l Law Sem:Humanitarian Law of War And Human Rights (JD-191HW)
This course has prerequisite of Lawyering Skills I and II, Contracts I and II, Torts, Property, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure I, and Constitutional Law I. Selected contemporary issues in the humanitarian law of war and international human rights are explored. Topics may include international and domestic jurisdiction, individual and state criminal and civil liability and defenses, genocide, torture, crimes against humanity, war crimes, the protection of cultural property, the legality of weapons systems and targeting strategies, belligerent occupation and humanitarian intervention. On-line readings are drawn from domestic and international judicial decisions,treaties, statutes and documents. Requirements include an in-depth legal research paper, class presentation, and class participation. A background and familiarity with international law and relations is not required.

Course Name: JD-191HW
Departments: Juris Doctor
Course Types: Seminar
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