International Law of Armed Conflict



SLN #: 18054
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 021
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bodansky

Course Description:
A course on the international law governing armed conflicts. The course will cover both the jus ad bellum (or international law relating to the initiation of armed conflict) as well as the jus in bello (or international law relating to how hostilities, once initiated, may be conducted). It will address traditional wars between countries as well more recent developments, including internal armed conflicts, the war on terrorism, the use of drones and other autonomous weapons systems, and cyberware, and will conclude with a brief discussion of the international criminal law respecting war crimes.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: Yes (with paper option)
Participation Points: Up to 20% of the grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard