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Craig H. Allen
LAW A 574
Seattle Campus

International Law

Class description

This course examines the international legal system and the role of law in international society and the U.S. The course adopts the legal process model, which seeks to identify the institutions, rules and procedures that comprise any given legal regime, international, national or sub-national. Coverage includes sources of international law (treaties, customary law), creation and continuity of states, international organizations, the relationship between international and domestic law, and resolution of international disputes. The course prepares students for follow-on courses offered by the law school in international criminal law, international civil litigation, international environmental law, international trade law, international law of the sea, human rights and European Union law.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This class will combine lectures by the instructor with analysis and discussion of selected problems and cases by the students.

Recommended preparation

Constitutional Law I, Civil Procedure I and the Introduction to Comparative and International Law courses or their equivalent are required.

Class assignments and grading

Daily readings from a casebook and documentary supplement.

Grades will be based on a comprehensive examination, as adjusted for class preparation and participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Craig H. Allen
Date: 11/30/2010