Textbook: Cases and Materials on International Law (Oxford University Press, 2003, 4th edition) by Martin Dixon and Robert McCorquodable. I picked and stayed with this text because it includes lots of excerpts from international legal texts. So pay attention to these texts and statutes when they come up in the assigned readings, and be sure to link them to the assigned cases. Know where they fit into our geography of international law. The Nutcases book that is also in the bookstore will be used in the final exam in a manner to be announced later. At some point or other we may look at the handout 100 Ways. Each of you will be assigned one of the Ways and report to that Way in class when we need or want to kill time. So, be ready to do that and always have it with you. Here is a dictionary of Latin phrases that you may run across in the material for this course, and that you should consult.
There are eight main Parts to this course and to our syllabus and 27 sessions, each number (1, 2, etc.) stands for a class period on Tuesday or Thursday at 10:25-11:40. The last session is the final comprehensive exam, the date of which the the registrar sets.
S1. Introduction. Here I will introduce you to the geography of the international legal system and to the websites that you will need to use in this course.