If you are curious about the laws that underpin national and international societies, or are looking to take the next step in a challenging and rewarding career in Law, then invest your summer exploring International Law in Oxford.
This one-week programme, which is residential in a college of the University of Oxford, can be combined with Part 2 in this series, “Real-World Applications”, for a longer immersion in this most exciting and relevant of disciplines.Apply Now
This course will provide students interested in taking their next step in a career in law with a solid foundation of knowledge in the fascinating subdiscipline of international law.
The course will start by introducing students to the fundamental concepts of law, the philosophy that underpins it and the challenges of its implementation.
By unpacking the architecture of international law, it will assist students to identify the sources of international law and institutions that enact and enforce it nationally and internationally. It will also support students in grasping the evolution of international law, drawing on the history of the past two centuries up to the current academic debates that concern international law scholars of the 21st century.
Case law will be introduced through the study of legal constitutions. Students will apply the insights from academic theory, philosophical analysis and jurisprudential thinking to a critical analysis of International Criminal Law.
The course culminates in a professional debate on an international law case study focused on conventions and articles – previous topics have included genocide, war, international criminal organisations and networks, and human trafficking.
By the end of the course students will understand:
|Monday||Lecture 1: Justice – the morality of law|
|Seminar 1: Would you ever kill an innocent person?|
|Tuesday||Lecture 2: Theory of international law|
|Seminar 2: What kind of word do we (want to) live in?|
|Wednesday||Lecture 3: Comparative constitutional law|
|Seminar 3: Yes! That’s how we settle disputes in my country|
|Thursday||Lecture 4: International Criminal law-when a guilty mind meets a guilty act|
|Seminar 4: Let the blind man die!|
|Friday||Lecture 5: Does slaughtering 3 million drug addicts constitute genocide?|
|Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning|
1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)
1 x Group Presentation
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