Undergraduate Course: International Law Ordinary 2 (LAWS08140)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course develops knowledge and understanding of (i) the international legal system; (ii) the main institutions which contribute to the development and application of international law; and (iii) the legal rules, principles and processes which govern key areas of inter-state activity.
The indicative teaching programme for the course is as follows:
Law of the Sea
International Environmental Law
International Criminal Law
International Economic Law
International Law and Domestic Law
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students must have passed International Law Ordinary (LAWS08114), or an equivalent course at their home institution.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2 hour examination accounting for 100% of mark.
||Students will be able to complete a formative essay assessment mid-semester and will receive feedback which will be useful in relation to the summative assessment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic theories and methods relating to main subjects of international law.
- Have developed skills of case and treaty analysis.
- Demonstrate skills relating to (i) case analysis; (ii) legal reasoning; (iii) criticism; and (iv) legal research
- Have developed oral and written communication skills.
R. Wallace and O. Martin-Ortega, International Law (6th edn, Sweet & Maxwell, 2009)
M. Dixon, Textbook on International Law (7th edn, Oxford University Press, 2013)
G. v. Glahn / L. Taulbee, Law Among Nations: An Introduction to Public International Law (Pearson 2012)
M. Shaw, International Law (6th edn, Cambridge University Press, 2008)
M. D. Evans (ed.), International Law (3rd edn, Oxford University Press, 2010)
J. Crawford, Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law (8th edn, Oxford University Press, 2012)
Cases and Materials:
D. J. Harris, Cases and Materials on International Law (7th edn, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010)
M. Dixon, R. McCorquodale and S. Williams, Cases and Materials on International Law (5th edn, Oxford University Press, 2011)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||International Law,Dispute Settlement,International Organisations
|Course organiser||Dr Stephen Neff
Tel: (0131 6)50 2067
|Course secretary||Ms Dominique McKie
Tel: (0131 6)51 4550