Public International Law - Professor Chris Wold, Course Number: LAW-138, , Course Type: Foundational, , Credits: 3, , Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar, , Description: International law is a vast field, permeating many other fields of law in an, increasing interconnected world. This course, introduces students to the basic tenets of public, international law, including its nature and, sources, its application in international and, national settings, and its role in settling, disputes. Subject matter areas covered will, include, among others, the interaction between, international and municipal law, the recognition, and responsibility of States, self-determination,, limits on the use of force, international courts, and organizations, and the law of the sea and, other common spaces. Students will develop the, ability to analyze contemporary world events and, how international law might apply to these, situations, ranging from global environmental, problems and human rights abuses to armed conflict, and international crimes. This course will provide, a solid foundation for those wishing to study, international law in greater depth and pursue, courses and careers in related fields., , Prerequisite: none, , Evaluation Method: Final Exam, , Capstone: no, , WIE: no, , The American Bar Association accreditation, standards require students to regularly attend the, courses in which they are registered. Lewis &, Clark expects students to attend classes regularly, and to prepare for classes conscientiously., Specific attendance requirements may vary from, course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a, given class must be provided to students in a, syllabus or other written document at the start of, the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal, from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a, failing grade) will be imposed for poor, attendance.