Not available in 2020/21
LL4AD Half Unit
Rethinking International Law: International Law and Contemporary Problems
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Prof Susan Marks NAB 7.14
This course is available on the LLM (extended part-time), LLM (full-time) and University of Pennsylvania Law School LLM Visiting Students. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is part of the following LLM specialism: Public International Law.
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSE for You.
There are no formal prerequisites.
This course is primarily designed for students who have already had some exposure to public international law and wish to deepen their understanding of the international legal dimensions of contemporary problems. Each week the relation will be explored between international law and a different global issue or theme, such as war, poverty, terrorism, humanity, and territory. Course readings will encompass both legal scholarship and relevant writing by scholars from other disciplines (geography, anthropology, philosophy, literary studies, etc.).
20 hours of seminars in the MT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.
Students are expected to have done the set reading and be willing to participate in seminar discussion.
There will be a reading week in week 6.
One 2,000 word essay.
Reading lists will be provided for each seminar on Moodle. Relevant readings are likely to include: David Kennedy, Of War and Law; Sundhya Pahuja, Decolonising International Law: Development, Economic Growth and the Politics of Universality; and Balakrishnan Rajagopal, International Law from Below: Development, Social Movements and Third World Resistance.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the summer exam period.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: 28
Average class size 2019/20: 29
Controlled access 2019/20: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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