While the proliferation of international courts and tribunals has been well documented, most study of this phenomenon has been truncated or partial. This colloquium will explore the development, system design, function, and effect of the full range of international tribunals and courts, including the International Court of Justice, regional international courts (such as the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, international criminal tribunals, international investment and commercial arbitration, state-to-state arbitration, international claims tribunals (such as the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and the Holocaust claims tribunals), as well as international claims in national courts. The format for the course will be as a colloquium, with guest speakers for each topic, with background reading and discussions developed and led by students. Enrollment limited to: 1) third-year J.D. students; and 2) LLM, and SJD students with instructor permission.
*Special topic course