Often the way we study public international law is through scattered summaries and/or excerpts of cases and articles. Rarely do we examine in-depth cases that are vital to what international law is today. In this experimental seminar, students will be given an introduction to public international law by deeply examining 12 of the most landmark cases in public international law over the last century. The substantive part of the seminar will take place over two block seminar days on Saturdays in November (tentatively on 12th November and 26th November). Additionally, we will have an introductory class of one hour on 29th October.

The class will be offered in lieu of a “Seminar Certificate” or as a “Foreign Language Certificate.” Those taking in the seminar in lieu of a “Seminar Certificate” will, in addition to a seminar paper (70% of grade), be expected to take part in class discussions (30% of grade). On the other hand, those taking the class as a “Foreign Language Certificate” are generally expected to participate in class discussions and specifically prepare for certain sub-topics (which will be clarified during our introductory class).

You can register for the seminar at the following link https://forms.office.com/r/adQSSe0V9R
The registrations will be offered on a first cum first basis and will be capped at 20 students. If they are technical difficulties, you could send me an email at amal.sethi@uni-hamburg.de

The seminar will be conducted in person or virtually (or a combination of both), which will be announced closer to the date of the respective sessions.

For more details, please refer to the attached course announcement (PDF).