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Fall 2020
6302 Foreign Affairs - BERMAN- 20148

Professor(s): Emily Berman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location: 144  BLB

Course Outline: This course examines the constitutional and statutory doctrines regulating the conduct of America’s foreign relations. Topics include the distribution of foreign relations powers between the three branches of the federal government, the scope of the government’s war power, the status of international law in U.S. courts, the nature 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.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus REVISED 08-18-2020

Course Notes: HyFlex  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to teach in a physical classroom. The extent to which that room will be used during the semester is up to the instructor and may vary during the semester. When the classroom is used by an instructor, those class sessions will be operated in “HyFlex” mode: remote presence is available to any student via internet videoconferencing, and recordings will be available. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: August 24: Constitutional Background & Neutrality Controversy of 1793
[Class Syllabus (this document); The U.S. Constitution; FRL xxv-xxvii; 1-25]
Optional: Handout #1 – Curtis Bradley, What is Foreign Relations Law?

Final Exam Schedule: 12/09 1 - 4pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (4/7/2020 3:54:58 PM)

Book(s) Required

CURTIS A. BRADLEY & JACK L. GOLDSMITH, FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (Aspen Publishers 6th ed. 2017)

ISBN: 9781454876434