Foreign Relations Law

This course examines the constitutional and statutory doctrines regulating the conduct of American foreign relations. Topics include the distribution of foreign relations powers between the three branches of the federal government, the power to declare and conduct war, the status of international law in U.S. courts, the scope of the treaty power, the validity of executive agreements, the pre‑emption of state foreign relations activities, and the political question and other doctrines regulating judicial review in foreign relations cases. Where relevant, we will focus on current events, including issues arising from the post‑September 11 war on terrorism and the war in Iraq.
Credits: 2 to 3

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