International Organizations Seminar | L4704

This seminar examines law-making in international organizations (IOs), also known as intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). An IO is, in brief, an institution created by a collection of states for the purpose of pursuing defined common ends, such as the maintenance of peace and security or the regulation of international trade. International organizations include multilateral institutions such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the International Criminal Court. The term also refers to regional organizations such as the European Union, the Organization of American States, and the African Union. The first portion of this seminar explores, among other things, international institutional law, multilateral treaty-making, and institutionalized dispute settlement. The last part of the seminar will consist primarily of presentations by students and class discussions regarding research papers that will form the primary basis for evaluation.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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