International and Comparative Law Courses

Qualifying course offerings can change from semester to semester. For a complete list for the current academic year, check the student handbook or contact the Law School Registrar.


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  • International Trade Laws , JURI: 5360 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examines national and international policies and laws relating to international trade and investment.

  • Law and Institutions of the European Union , JURI: 5830 , Credit Hours: 2
    History of the European Union, law-making and administrative institutions and processes, economic sectoral policies, including competition and state aids, transport and agriculture; internal market, freedoms (movement of goods, workers, capital, services); harmonization of national laws; external economic trade policy; impact of Single European Act and Treaty on European Union.

  • Laws of War , JURI: 4645 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examined in this course will be laws and customs intended to regulate war - not only when and whether law permits resort to armed conflict, but also national and international legal rules and regimes governing how war is to be waged and when actors may be sanctioned for violating those rules.

  • Military Law , JURI: 4390 , Credit Hours: 2
    The course will focus on the system of military justice in the United States, and its sources of authority under the U.S. Constitution, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), and the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM). The course will also address the history of military justice in the United States and particularly the UCMJ since its enactment in 1951; the complementary relationship between military discipline and the UCMJ; scope of military jurisdiction; the different types of crimes established in the UCMJ; military trial practice and procedure , including a comparison between the evidentiary and procedural rules under the UCMJ/MCM and the civilian federal courts; the appellate courts established under the UCMJ; the role of the military lawyer and the organization and role of the several Judge Advocate General departments within DoD; the role of the military commander under the UCMJ; significant military cases reaching the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts; discussion of the use of military commissions in the Global War on Terror and a comparative analysis of military justice systems of other nations.

  • Moot Court Competition: International Moot Court , JURI: 5042 , Credit Hours: 2
    Preparation, handling of international law moot court case and representation of hypothetical states before international legal tribunal. Topics covered impart knowledge of international legal reasoning, novel research and effective oral advocacy. Enrollment extended by permission. This course is graded S/U.

  • Oxford Research Tutorial , JURI: ---- , Credit Hours: 3
    For more information about the Oxford program, visit the program webpage: http://law.uga.edu/georgia-law-oxford This course is modeled on the format of the justly renowned Oxford tutorial. Each tutor will meet periodically with a small number of students. Meetings will be devoted to planning or revising the students' individual research papers, to be completed by the end of the semester. Law students will participate in groups of three or four with their individual tutors (professors).

  • Public International Law , JURI: 4640 , Credit Hours: 3
    This introductory course will examine the doctrine, theory, and evolution of International Law. Once focused narrowly on relations between nation-states, the field now encompasses myriad legal norms and mechanisms regulating the global activities not only of states, but also of human beings, corporations, and intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations.

  • Refugee & Asylum Law , JURI: 5894 , Credit Hours: 3
    The world’s refugees – persons forced to flee home countries – topped 15 million in 2014. This course will examine laws and policies governing forced migration. To be studied: international and U.S. legal systems and institutions; substantive, procedural, and evidentiary aspects of an asylum claim; causes; and trafficking and other refugee experiences.

  • Transnational Criminal Law , JURI: 4273 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course concerns crimes that, though ordinarily domestic, become “transnational” when some aspect crosses national borders. To be studied: extraterritorial jurisdiction; obligations of law enforcement officers operating overseas; substantive law of crimes like trafficking, public corruption, money laundering, and terrorism; and procedural matters like extradition, rendition, evidence gathering, and judgment-enforcement.

  • UGA Law Semester at Oxford , JURI: ---- , Credit Hours: 13
    For more information visit the program page at: law.uga.edu/georgia-law-oxford The 15-week Georgia Law at Oxford program features 3 traditional courses on international civil procedure, comparative constitutional rights, and European Union law, and one 3-credit intensive research and writing project on a comparative or international law topic. Students receive 13 semester hours of credit toward their degree upon completion of the program. 

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