Foreign Affairs, International Law, and the Constitution

Course Catalog Number: 
5307
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Lecture
Graduation Requirements: 
International / Comparative
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course

Course looks at the role that international and constitutional law play in conduct of United States foreign policy; the incorporation of international law into our domestic legal structure; presidential vs. congressional war powers; the respective role of the senate, the president, and the judiciary in making, interpreting, and terminating international treaties; the role of the judiciary in deciding cases involving foreign affairs; and individual rights and foreign affairs; and the role of international and constitutional law in combatting foreign terrorism. The course also addresses the concrete problems of litigating foreign affairs issues in U.S. courts.