Law 270 - Public International Law

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

K. Abou El Fadl A. Bâli K. Raustiala


General Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and problems of public international law and the international legal system. The course will deal with a broad range of topics including the origins and sources of international law; U.S. foreign relations law; statehood and recognition in international law; principles of state sovereignty, territory, and jurisdiction; the law of treaties; state responsibility; state immunity and immunity of diplomats and consular; responsibility for injury to aliens; international criminal and humanitarian law; the United Nations and collective enforcement; the use of force and self-defense; terrorism; international human rights; international trade; and the law of the sea, air, and space.


Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Khaled Abou El Fadl 19F 270 LEC 1 R 3:20 PM - 6:20 PM 3.0 No No
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Kal Raustiala 17F 270 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:30 PM 4.0 No No
Kal Raustiala 18F 270 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:30 PM 4.0 No No