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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Public International Law

Course Description
This is the basic introductory course in international law and as such focuses initially on how international is being made and applied. It discusses next the various subjects of international law -- states as the prototypical actors, international organizations (including in particular the United Nations system), individuals, etc; states' jurisdictional powers with regard to people and territory, in particular extraterritorial jurisdiction; and sovereign immunity. Special attention is being paid to the use of force in international relations, and the UN-based collective security system. The final sessions of the course address the interrelationship of domestic law and international law, the "act of state" doctrine, the Alien Tort Claims Act and the allocation of "foreign affairs powers" as between federal, state and local governments.  (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Fall 2011

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6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
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New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
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