Practicum in International Law: Treaties
Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3
The Practicum in International Law: Treaties course will provide students with a hands-on familiarity with treaties, the primary international law instrument, in their core context: negotiation. The course will have a seminar setting in which the written work product of the students will satisfy the writing requirement. This term the class will negotiate a US-Cuba Investment Treaty presenting a case in which a U.S. multinational wishes to invest in a newly opening market, Cuba. Students will mock negotiate myriad treaty provisions that facilitate international commerce, such as trade, investment, labor, culture, education, human rights, transportation, Statute of Forces Agreement, and tax agreements. The course exposes the complexity of international relations and its reflection on the law and its interpretation in domestic and international courts and other dispute resolution fora. Students can satisfy the writing requirement by writing a paper on the topic (or one of the topics) that s/he negotiates, such as trade, investment, labor, culture, education, human rights, transportation, SOFA, and tax agreements.