Current students must register through the Recorder’s Office, which also oversees student files and posts grades.
Associate Director of Student Affairs
Phone: (812) 855-1888
E-mail: adlanham [at] indiana [dot] edu
Indiana Law students can build their own plan of study by taking classes from a number of different areas, or they can choose an area of focus.
Description This course provides students with a foundation in public international law--the body of complex rules states, international organizations, and non-state actors have crafted over centuries to facilitate collective action on common problems. International law is central to politics, economics, and the legal profession in this global age, but its importance is rivaled by controversies about its functioning and effectiveness. The course begins by studying the fundamentals of international law, including its anarchical political context, the sources of international legal rules, and its central operating principles. With this basic understanding in place, the course then explores how international law works in specific contexts, including international economic activity, human rights, and armed conflict. The course has no prerequisites for enrollment. The first part of the course covers the history of international law and examines what makes up international law # its subjects, the sources of its rules, and the assumptions and claims made about and for a system that operates outside and above municipal law. The course also explores how international law is crafted to address specific, sometimes irreducibly international problems, such as the use of force, cross-border economic activity, environmental concerns, and human rights. Throughout, the course considers the nature and function of law # which at the state level is typically hierarchical # in the flat, anarchic environment of the inter-state system. The course includes perspectives from other disciplines, such as international relations, history and political philosophy, so as to enrich students# understanding of a body of rules that is, by its nature, on the margins and frontiers of what we normally understand as law. Updated 02/12
Faculty D. Fidler, C. Ochoa, T. Waters
|Fall 2014 - 2015||International Law||Fidler|
|Fall 2013 - 2014||International Law||Waters, T.|
|Fall 2012 - 2013||International Law||Waters, T.|
|Fall 2011 - 2012||International Law||Waters, T.|
|Fall 2010 - 2011||International Law||Ochoa, C.|
|Fall 2009 - 2010||International Law||Ochoa, C.|