Colloquium in Transnational Law



SLN #: 27559
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 029
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Dickinson;Rothenberg

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 interested faculty) for an hour to 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.

The following is the planned schedule. There may be some slight adjustments over the semester.

Class meeting dates and times:
Jan. 19 12:10-1:10 Mark Massoud
Jan. 21 12:15-1:15 Overview of key themes in international law – part I
Jan. 28 12:15-1:15 Overview of key themes in international law – part II
Feb. 4 12:15-1:15 Overview of key themes in international law – part III
Feb. 11 12:00-1:30 David Bodney
Feb. 18 12:15-1:15 Discussion
Feb. 24 All day Drone Conference in DC – Please attend the live video feed for any 2 hours from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Mar. 4 12:15-1:15 Patty Ferguson
Mar. 11 All day Trafficking Conference at ASU – Please attend for any 2 hours from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Mar 25 12:15-1:15 Discussion
Apr. 1 12:15-1:15 TBD
Apr. 8 12:15-1:15 Discussion
Apr. 15 12:15-1:15 TBD
Apr. 22 12:15-1:15 Marco Janssen


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