This course explores the historical roots of international law, its various theoretical foundations and sources. Specific are as of law to be studied include human rights, law of the sea, environmental law, the use of force/warfare and international criminal law. Defining the legal concepts of sovereignty, intervention, jurisdiction, recognition and territoriality (among others) permits a thorough consideration of their theoretical and practical implications. An International Court of Justice simulation exercise provides the opportunity for students to “practice” international law. Course goals encompass skill set development including writing/editing, reading comprehension/ interpretation, critical thinking/analysis and oral presentation.