AUGUST - NOVEMBER 2004

 

Course Materials

 

Topic, Speaker & Discussion Problems
Presentation Link

Reading & Video Materials Before Class


Unit 1

International Law Backgrounder

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

 







[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 1 - 6

  2. View Unit 1 streaming material


Unit 2

US Constitution & International Law

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Torture & Interrogation Practices

 







[pdf]

[ppt]


  1. Read Wallace 34 - 38

  2. Read US Constitution paying special attention to any provision talking  about the law of nations (1789 language for public international law), foreign affairs, war or treaties.  Based on its language, ask yourself who is in charge of defense, foreign affairs, cross-border matters as between the executive, judicial and legislative branches plus federal and state governments, plus the following cases:

    Missouri v. Holland, 252 U.S. 416 (1920) (treaties)

    Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957)(executive agreement/treaties)

    Dames & Moore v. Regan, 453 U.S. 654 (1981)(executive action and  agreements;  those of you who have forgotten your basic constitutional law course re executive action with or against congressional action should also read US v. Curtiss-Wright Corp., 299 U.S. 304 (1936) and  Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952))

    Whitney v. Robertson, 124 U.S. 190 (1888) (subsequent statute rule re treaties)

    Foster and Elam v. Neilson, 27 U.S. 253 (1829)(self-executing treaty; US self-executing treaty law is a mess so we go back to Justice Marshall to ask why)

    Cosby v. National Foreign Trade Council, 530 U.S. 36 (2000)(preemption    by federal statute and authority)

    Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino, 376 U.S. 398 (1964)(judiciary and foreign acts)

    United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation, 299 U.S 304 (1936)

    Youngstown CO. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952)

  3. View Unit 2 streaming material

Optionally, for red-hots, view The Rights and Wrongs of Going to War (George Fletcher & Richard Posner @ Columbia Law 11/15/02:?100 min, Real Player)

Optionally, for red-hots read Bending the Rules (Scott Horton & John Yoo @ Newshour with Jim Lehrer 05/13/04)

 


Unit 3

Sources of Law Doctrine

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Soft & Softer Law

 

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 7 -33

  2. View Unit 3 streaming material


Unit 4

Lately from the Supreme Court, Kerr-Frisbie, ATCA, Etc.

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Alien Tort Claims Act

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 38 - 55

  2. Read US Supreme Court cases

    Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, 03-339 June 29, 2004

    US v. Alvarez-Machain, 504 U.S. 655 (1992)

  3. View Unit 4 streaming material

    Optionally, for red-hots, view the June 30, 2004 Judicial Review streaming video from the Newshour with Jim Lehrer (two law professors largely discussing the international side of the past US Supreme Court Term)

    Optionally, for red-hots, read the recent enemy combatant-habeas corpus decisions handed down by the US Supreme Court as

    Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, 03-6696 June 28, 2004

    Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 03-1027 June 28, 2004

    Optionally, for red-hots, view The Effect of War on the Supreme Court of the United States (Panel @ Princeton U 04/26/04:?104 min)

 


Unit 5

International Personality & International Law Players

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

John Q. Public

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 56 - 75

    Optionally, for red-hots, sample In the Service of All Nations:?The Role of NGOs in Global Governance and Society (2004 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs 04/23-24/04) (international relations viewpoints)

  2. View Unit 5 streaming material


Unit 6

Governments & Recognition

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Big Oil & Zazachstan

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 75-88

  2. View Unit 6 streaming material


Unit 7

Territorial Sovereignty

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Spratley Islands & South China Sea

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 89 - 107

  2. View Unit 7 streaming material


Unit 8

Jurisdiction

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

S.S. Iceberg

Age Discrimination


Sherman Antitrust Act

 

 

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 108-21

  2. View Unit 8 streaming material


Unit 9

UN Charter & Structural Aspects

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

UN Structural

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read carefully UN Charter

  2. View Unit 9 streaming material


Unit 10

Traditional Use of Force Law Doctrine

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

El Poquito & Charon

Firefly

 

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 252 - 85 plus Linnan, Redefining Legitimacy: Legal Issues under EZ Use of Force

  2. View Unit 10 streaming material

  3. View Use of Preemptive Military Force

    Optionally, for red hots, view Iraq Teach-in (Panel @ Yale U 03/26/03:? 44 min, Real Player)


Unit 11

Non-Traditional Use of Force Law Questions

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law
&
Hikmahanto Juwana
Univ of Indonesia
Faculty of Law

Class Problems:

Tropicland & Hotland

Outland & Wherever

 








[pdf]

[ppt]


  1. Reread Wallace 252 - 85

  2. View Unit 11 streaming material

  3. View Humanitarian Law and its Contemporary Application (Michael Hoffman @ Washington U Law 11/14/02:?27 min, Real Player)

    Optionally, for red-hots, view The War on Terrorism and International Law (Harold Koh @ Yale U 12/17/01:?73?min, Real Player)

    Optionally, for red hots, view Video Q & A:? Professor Phil Heymann on Terrorism (Philip Heymann @ Harvard Law 09/22/03:?23 min, Real Player)

    Optionally, for red-hots, view A Problem from Hell:?American Foreign Policy in an Age of Terror (Samantha Powers @ Yale U 04/05/04:?78 min, Real Player)


Unit 12

State Responsibility & Alien Protection

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Agrobusiness

 

[pdf]

[ppt]

 

  1. Read Wallace 175-209, plus

    David Charon, The ILC Articles on State Responsibility : The Paradoxical Relationship between Form and Authority, 96 A.J.I.L. 857 (2002), plus

    International Law Commission Report 1996, Chapter III (Draft on Articles on State Responsibility)

  2. View Unit 12 streaming material


Unit 13

Economic Integration & Protection Strategies

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Methanex & NAFTA Chapter 11

 

[pdf]

[ppt]

 

  1. Consult generally for background the WTO's RTA webpage & ICSID bilateral investment treaty webpage


Unit 14

Human Rights

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law
&
Harkristuti Harkrisnowo
Univ of Indonesia
Faculty of Law

Class Problems:

Mahatmaya

Three Gorges Dam

 







[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 210 - 29 plus

    UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

    UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)

    UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)

  2. View Unit 14 streaming material

  3. View? The Role of International Human Rights Movement in Worldwide Affairs:?Past, Present & Future (Aryeh Neier, Open Society Institute @ Yale Law 03/01/04:? 82 min, Real Player)

  4. View streaming video of Prof Harkristuti Harkrisnowo on A Conversation about Indonesians' View of Human Rights plus

    Prof Stephen Marks talking July 6, 2000 for circa 20 minutes about The Human Rights Framework and its Relevance for Development

    Optionally, for red-hots trying to figure out what ECOSOC really does, view UN World Chronicle # 940 Interview with Amb. Marjatta Rosi, ECOSOC President 05/03/04 (28 min, Realplayer)


Unit 15

Foreign Sovereign Immunity & Act of State

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Last National Bank of Boot Hill

Farout & Confusion

Bigproject Contractor

 







[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 121 - 134

  2. Reread Banco Nacional de Cuba

  3. Read Foreign Soverign Immunities Act

  4. View Unit 15 streaming material

  5. Read Reforming The Foreign Soverign Immunities Act Report of the ABA International Litigation Working Group


Unit 16

Treaties

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Flathead Mine & Boundary Waters Treaty

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 230 - 51

  2. View Unit 16 streaming material

  3. Read Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties


Unit 17

International Tribunals & Arbitration

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

ICC

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Wallace 286-311

  2. View Unit 17 streaming material

  3. View?Aspects of International Arbitration, Interstate and Commercial (Stephen Schwebel @ Yale Law 04/13/03:   59 min, Real Player)


Unit 18

International Economic Law

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

TBA

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. View Unit 18 streaming material

  2. Read Staff Review of Bretton Woods Commisiion Report:? Looking to the Future
  3. Explore the WTO website
  4. Go to the WTO streaming video page and watch the following videos:

    A Virtual Tour of the WTO (Windows Media Player & RealPlayer:?27 min)
    Basic Principles of the WTO System (Windows Media Player & Real Player: 68 min)
    July 2004 DDA Package (Windows Media Player & Real Player:?5 min)

  5. Go to the PBS Streaming video page for the series Commanding Heights and watch the following videos:

    Episode 3, NAFTA Part I (Windows Media Player, QuickTime & Real Player:?5 min)
    Episode 3, NAFTA Part II (Windows Media Player, QuickTime & Real Player:?4 min)




Unit 19

International Environmental Law

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

Rotunda

 









[pdf]

[ppt]

 

  1. View Unit 19 streaming material

  2. Read the three following decisions as probably the leading customary law precedents for international environmental law, which ultimately largely define the scope of international environmental law obligations outside treaty:

    Trail Smelter Arbitration excerpt

    Lake Lanoux Arbitration excerpt

    France-Australia Nuclear Test Case excerpt

    [if you are red hot and want to see the full text of the basic customary law precedents for international environmental law see the full versions of the  Trail Smelter ArbitrationLake Lanoux Arbitration and France-Australia Nuclear Test  Case]

  3. Prepare the Rotunda discussion problem using the three customary law precedents above. Non-law students should not worry too much if you are not sure how to use legal precedents to analyze a hypothetical situation like Rotunda.  The lawyer's exercise is to extract general principles form the precedents and then to use those principles to analyze the hypotheticals.

Unit 20

Law of the Sea

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of
Law

Class Problems:

SBT Fisheries

 


[pdf]

[ppt]

 


  1. Read Wallace 135-74

  2. View Unit 20 streaming material

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