International Law of Armed Conflict

SLN #: 13588
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 022
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, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: Students have the option of taking an exam or writing a paper
Participation Points: Up to 20% of the grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.