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Fall 2021
6302 Foreign Affairs - BERMAN- 17890

Professor(s): Emily Berman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MW  Location: 109  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

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/08 1pm-4pm  211 TU2    

This course will have:

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 (4/5/2021 4:06:21 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Foreign Relations Law (Bradley and Goldsmith eds, 6th ed. 2017), ISBN-13:978-1454876434; ISBN-10: 1454876433.