Instructor(s): Doreen Lustig

For graduate students, the course number is LAW5064H.

Course Location: Please see the "Intensive Course Schedule" under Schedules and Timetables

Note: Students may enroll in an intensive course that conflicts with a regular course as an exception to the general rule that students may not take courses which conflict on the timetable. Attendance at intensive courses is mandatory for the duration of the course and takes precedence over regular courses.

The course will present a historically informed perspective on international law and its role in global ordering. We shall explore how the development of international legal thought coincided with colonial efforts to strengthen the power of European nations, introduce the history and theory of central projects to international legal ordering such as human rights, international humanitarian law and economic regulation, and analyze the turn to institutions in international law through the histories of the League of Nations and the sophisticated terrain of global governance we experience today.

will be evaluated based on a final paper of 2500 to 3000 words. Papers must be delivered to the Records Office by 4:00 p.m. on October 25, 2018.

At a Glance

First Term


20 JD


Monday, September 24, 2018: 2:10 - 4:00
Tuesday, September 25, 2018: 10:30 - 12:20
Wednesday, September 26, 2018: 8:30 - 10:20
Thursday, September 27, 2018: 12:30 - 2:00
Monday, October 1, 2018: 10:30 - 12:20
Tuesday, October 2, 2018: 8:30 - 10:20
Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 12:30 - 2:00
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 10:30 - 12:20