Semester One 2011
Advanced Principles of Public International Law
A seminar-based course, involving an advanced study of the priniciples of public international law. This course is a compulsory component of the LLM (IntLaw&Pols).
This course is compulsory for all LLM (ILP) students. It comes about as the result of student feedback. It is intended to provide both an overview of the fundamental concepts of public international law and also the opportunity for in depth discussion and analysis of related problematic issues. The course will be delivered by way of seminars. Each seminar will be facilitated by a member of the School of Law’s International Law Group. Students will be provided with readings, and will be expected to come to class fully prepared. Attendance is compulsory and 20% of the course is dedicated to individual participation.
After you have completed this module you will be able to:
• demonstrate an advanced and systematic understanding of the principles, rules, institutions and processes of international law;
• demonstrate how international law functions within its social and political contexts;
• deal critically with the functioning of international law in contemporary international society;
• demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the theory and practice of international law through a critical evaluation of scholarship in the field;
• provide new insights into the theory and practice of international law; and
• research effectively in the field of international law.
Subject to approval of the Programme Director.
The lectures will take place in the Room 509, Level 5, Law School.
Course Coordinator / Lecturer
and Geoffrey Leane
Assessment is by way of two, 5,000 word essays, worth 50% each. A variety of essay questions will be provided by the lecturers.
For further information see
School of Law.
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Semester One 2011