Law 792:  Laws of War

This class investigates whether and how the laws of war constrain different actors. This class will provide a  historical overview of the development of the laws of war as well as an exploration of its multiple and sometimes competing purposes. Questions about enforcement, compliance, and the role of law in influencing state behavior will likely predominate. We will also look at domestic implementation of the laws of war with a focus on American statutes, court cases, and military manuals.

Sequence and Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites, although familiarity with International Law is helpful.

Evaluation: Grades will be based on a combination of class participation and a final exam.

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