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Fall 2022
6302 Foreign Affairs - BERMAN- 16487

Professor(s): Emily Berman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MW  Location: 310 

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: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/07 2-5pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (3/3/2022 11:20:24 AM)

Book(s) Required

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