20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: Foundations of International Law provides foundational knowledge of the principles and institutions of the international legal order, and applies it to specific areas of international relations (further developed in Advanced Issues in International Law). The foundational knowledge covers issues of nature and sources, sovereignty, liability and enforcement. Emphasis will be on developing analytical and problem solving skills in relation to a new and different type of legal order to the domestic one with which students are familiar.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to law students. Numbers may be limited according to staff availablity.

Staff Contact: BUCHAN RUSSELL J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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