Colloquium in Transnational Law



SLN #: 26934
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 030
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Dickinson

Course Description:
In this course, students will examine current topics in international and transnational law. During the first two sessions of the course, students will be introduced to the principal theoretical frameworks for studying international and transnational law, including realism, constructivism, the New Haven School, and transnational legal process. Students will then investigate the way in which scholars have used these frameworks to examine certain core issues in the field, including compliance, the relationship between liberty and security, efforts to promote the rule of law in developing countries, and attempts to foster accountability and reconciliation in post-conflict settings.

For many of the sessions, an outside speaker will present a paper to the group (as well as other interested faculty) for an hour-and-a-half. Other class sessions will be one hour long.

Each student will be responsible for writing three 5-page reaction papers. Students may not miss more than two course sessions.

Class meeting dates and times:
Jan. 22- 12:00-1:00 Introductory session
Jan. 25 --12:00-1:30 Rick Abel
Feb. 12 --12:00-1:30 Angel Oquendo
Feb.15 -- 12:00-1:30 Kathryn Sikkink
Feb. 26-- 12:00-1:30 Victor Peskin
March 1-- 12:00-1:30 Dave Trubek & Patrick Cottrell
April 1 -- 5:00-6:30 Laura Gomez
April 12-- 12:00 - 1:30 Miles Kahler
April 12 -- 5:00 -6:30 Roy Brooks


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes, see course description
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Any of the basic courses in international law (including public international law, international human rights law, international business transactions, or international institutions) or comparable background.
Limited Enrollment Number: 18
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, see course description
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes, see course description
Online Course Site: None