International & Comparative Legal Research

LAW JD 748

To understand international law, it is necessary to develop expertise in working with the diverse sources of this area of law. Students will learn to navigate the international system and locate the relevant primary sources of law, including treaties, decisions of international tribunals, documents of international organizations and other sources of state practice. The course will explore the United Nations, the European Union and the WTO, among other organizations; topics will include international trade, human rights and "private" international law. In addition, students will be introduced to strategies for researching the law of foreign jurisdictions. Students will gain hands-on experience in answering legal research questions in the area of international and comparative law. Classes will combine instruction and hands-on exercises using major print sources, subscription databases, and web-based resources for international legal research. Students will be evaluated on several grounds, including class participation, regular assignments, quizzes and a final project. NOTE: This seminar satisfies the Upper-class Professional Skills requirement. NOTE: Students may not add this course after the first class has been held. This course meets from 1/21/2016 to 4/7/2016.

SPRG 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Alexandre Da LAW 520 R 2:10 pm-4:30 pm Stamped Approval

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