University of Pittsburgh

Foreign Affairs, International Law, and the Constitution

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Catalog Number: 5307
3.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: General Enrollment Course
Catalog Requirements: International / Comparative, "W" Writing.

Course looks at the role that international and constitutional law play in conduct of United States foreign policy; the incorporation of international law into our domestic legal structure; presidential vs. congressional war powers; the respective role of the senate, the president, and the judiciary in making, interpreting, and terminating international treaties; the role of the judiciary in deciding cases involving foreign affairs; and individual rights and foreign affairs; and the role of international and constitutional law in combatting foreign terrorism. The course also addresses the concrete problems of litigating foreign affairs issues in U.S. courts.

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