International Law


Professor John Norton Moore

University of Virginia School of Law

Fall 2009

International Law is the basic offering in the international legal studies area, a field in which the University of Virginia has been ranked among the nation's top law schools. It provides an overview of a diverse range of problems arising in private and governmental practice that are affected by the provisions and principles of international law. The course begins by exploring the nature and sources of international law, foreign relations law of the United States, and treaties and international agreements. It then moves to an examination of the use of force: international law in conflict settings, the general principles of the structure of peaceful relations, and the law of the sea. It presents background and detailed studies of human rights and the rule of law, the environment and common areas, international economic issues, and peaceful settlement of disputes, and wraps up with a discussion of international law: toward a new world order.

International Law meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from 8:50 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. in room SL294 at the University of Virginia School of Law.