Curriculum

Seminar in International Law: Legal Dimensions of the Fight against the Islamic

L712 is taught by Fidler

The threat posed by the Islamic State has become one of the most important security concerns for the United States and the international community. This seminar focuses on the national and international legal issues associated with the fight against the Islamic State. The topics covered include the Islamic State#s status under international law, wars powers under the U.S. Constitution, international law on the use of force, the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, the use of legal instruments to cut off funding and recruits for the Islamic State, and efforts to address the Islamic State#s use of the Internet and its various applications. Students will be required to complete a research project, which can take the form of a traditional research paper or a more policy-oriented research brief. This seminar satisfies the Maurer School of Law#s research requirement.