International Law in the Age of Terror

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Law and Terrorism

Fall 2019

Taught By: Glynn Torres-Spelliscy

Section: A

CRN: 7116

Credits: 3

The conclusion of World War II led to a new era in international relations, one purportedly based on international law and human rights. In practice, however, states frequently ignore international legal requirements when the laws impede the pursuit of their own national interests. Since the catastrophic attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States has responded to security threats with policies and practices in its declared Global War on Terrorism that have challenged fundamental legal understandings. These policies have not so much disregarded international law as redefined it. This course focuses on the complex legal and domestic constitutional issues posed by the U.S. governments words and actions. Topics range from domestic issues, such as the USA Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping, and indefinite detention, to international legal issues, such as the doctrine of preemption, the practice of "extraordinary rendition," and the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody and control. Policies of the Bush and Obama administrations are compared and contrasted with respect to effects on the international legal order.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:55am 9/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course


Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/15/2019