International Law

Author: Lori Fisler Damrosch
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314286438
Release Date: 2014-07-05
Genre: Law

This classic international law casebook has been updated to cover recent case law, including the International Court's Extradite or Prosecute (Belgium v. Senegal) case, and the Supreme Court's decisions in Samantar v. Yousef (on foreign sovereign immunity) and Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (on the Alien Tort Statute). With extraordinary range and depth, this casebook probes "hot topics" such as the Syrian civil war, the seizure of pirates, and the ICC's indictments of African leaders, all calculated to provoke engaging classroom discussions. This casebook is designed for introductory and advanced classes, with detailed readings on the structure and actors of international law and on specialized areas.

Basic Documents Supplement to International Law Cases and Materials Fifth Edition

Author: Lori Fisler Damrosch
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314191291
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Law

This comprehensive, up-to-date collection of documents is designed primarily for use in conjunction with Damrosch, Henkin, Murphy & Smit's International Law: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition (2009). Divided into key subject matter areas, it also provides a handy general reference for anyone working in the field of international law.

Basic Documents Supplement to International Law Cases and Materials

Author: Lori Fisler Damrosch
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314237658
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

Law school casebook supplement, that provides a collection of basic documents designed primarily for use in conjunction with Damrosch, Henkin, Pugh, Schachter & Smit's International Law: Cases and Materials, 4th casebook. Also provides a general reference for any one working in the field of international law.

International Law and World Order

Author: Richard A. Falk
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064171148
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Poses four clusters of world order problems that require students to identify and frame legal issues in factual context. Enables students to determine the relevance of information, organize relevant law and policy, test their analytical skills, and develop a critical understanding of the possibilities of international law. Focuses on the current work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Comprises a series of hypothetical problems involving fictional countries in "real world" decision-making settings, organized around themes that conveniently cluster the principal challenges to the current world order.

International Civil Dispute Resolution

Author: Charles S. Baldwin
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314187928
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Reflecting the authors' many years of diverse practice experience in international litigation and arbitration matters, the "real world" problems posed in this law school casebook will engage students and provide lasting knowledge through a "see it, do it, know it" approach. Chapters address critical topics, including the role of the international lawyer, tips for international research and international resources, jurisdiction, service of process, obtaining the evidence, act of state, foreign sovereign immunity, and enforcement of judgments. An entire chapter is devoted to mediation and arbitration issues, including a stand-alone problem on mediation and arbitration planning and clause drafting. The second edition adds a problem on pretrial provisional relief and the lengthy problem on choice of foreign law and proof of foreign law has been divided into two problems. Attention is given to many significant developments such as the Hague Convention on Choice of Courts Agreement, th

International Trade Law

Author: Joost H.B. Pauwelyn
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454877479
Release Date: 2016-05-22
Genre: Law

Written by a team of leading scholar/practitioners including a former Appellate Body member, PhD economist and former WTO Secretariat Lawyer, International Trade Law covers all aspects of WTO law. Appropriate for a two- to three-hour international trade course, the third edition covers trade in goods, services, and intellectual property, in 22 succinct chapters of around 30 pages, carefully excerpting leading cases, providing basic introductions, probing questions and real life problems. This book balances positive and normative perspectives, mixing legal texts and panel/Appellate Body decisions with analysis of economic and policy challenges faced by the international trading system. The Third Edition has been updated to include recent political and economic events, issues and policy debates, and supplements new developments in case law with additional questions and a revised Teacher’s Manual. Hallmark features of International Trade Law: • Prepared by three leading WTO scholars – providing a balanced international and methodological perspective • Up-to-date, discriminating case selection presents both classic cases and recent doctrine • Contextualizes international trade issues with insights into key economic factors at work • Key WTO cases are edited and presented to illustrate and teach central concepts and doctrine • Illuminating introductory and explanatory material throughout • Helpful summaries of key teaching points are included in each chapter • Well-crafted questions stimulate class discussion on policy issues • Manageable length for two- and three-credit courses • Adaptable to graduate-level courses in international trade • Comprehensive Teachers Manual with answers to questions as well as teaching suggestions, tips, and supplementary material appropriate for class discussion • Complemented by a thorough and up-to-date documents supplement The Third Edition has been revised to include: • Third author added: Jennifer Hillman, former member of the WTO Appellate Body and the US International Trade Commission, now Professor at Georgetown Law • Major revision of trade remedy chapters (dumping, subsidies, safeguards) with new hands-on practical problems • Completely revised chapter on technical barriers to trade (TBT) taking account of new jurisprudence post-2012 (US – Clove Cigarettes, US - Tuna II, US – COOL, EC – Seal) • New text on post-2008 trade collapse, global value chains • Updated statistics on WTO dispute settlement, free trade agreements, developing countries • Discussion of 2015 US Trade Promotion Authority, mega-regionals including TPP and TTIP, 2014 Trade Facilitation Agreement • Includes summaries of new, major cases such as Canada – Feed-in Tariff, EC – Seal, Peru – Agricultural Products, China – Rare Earths

International Law for the Environment

Author: Edith Brown Weiss
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314288279
Release Date: 2015-11

International Law for the Environment is a comprehensive exposition of contemporary international environmental law and the governance institutions that implement it. Part I sets out the drivers of threats to the planet's air, water and social support systems, the philosophical, economic, and scientific foundations of the legal responses to these threats, and the customary and treaty-based legal regimes that have emerged. These regimes are placed in the context of general international law. Part II introduces the students to the major treaty-based regimes such as those addressing transboundary air and water pollution, the control of pollutants which deplete the ozone layer, global climate change, the protection of oceans and polar regions, the disposal of hazardous wastes outside the country of origin, the protection and allocation of fresh waters and the restoration of degraded aquatic ecosystems, and the conservation of biological diversity. Also addressed is the linkage between agricultural production and the environment. Part III examines the integration of environmental considerations into international regimes such as human rights and environmental justice, international trade law and the financing of sustainable development. Environmental governance is discussed in Part IV, together with material on international environmental institutions and the international legal system. Throughout the book the incorporation of international environmental law principles and treaty obligations into national judicial decisions and legislation is stressed.

Global Energy Justice

Author: Lakshman Guruswamy
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 031429161X
Release Date: 2016-04
Genre: Energy policy

This groundbreaking text both explains and provides legal solutions to interlocking problems of global energy poverty, environmental degradation, and injustice. The first segment examines the jurisprudential lineages of justice and law within Western, Islamic, Buddhist and Confucian traditions, and argues that law can and should offer answers to global problems of energy and poverty. The second segment explores the facts pertaining to energy poverty among the "other third" of the world, consisting of 1.3 to 2.5 billion peoples. It explains how the lack of access to basic clean and affordable energy results in the premature deaths of millions, primarily among women and children, and afflicts millions more through sickness and ill-health. The third and fourth segments explore the importance of energy justice within the internationally-accepted foundational legal norm of sustainable development. Finally, the book explores national model laws and how they offer blueprints for promoting global energy justice.

International Human Rights Lawyering

Author: Ralph G. Steinhardt
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 031419892X
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Law

This collection of human rights documents is for use with the main casebook. It also serves as a convenient library of primary documents for advocates in the field. Reflecting the authors' broad understanding of what qualifies as a "human rights document," it includes instruments dealing with the law of war, international labor law, the law governing treaties and consular affairs, refugee and immigration law, international criminal law, non-governmental organizations, and professional ethics. It also includes relevant statutes and executive branch materials.

International Business Transactions

Author: Ralph Folsom
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634592670
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Law

The 12th Edition of this popular problem-oriented coursebook introduces law students to the conduct of business in the world community. Problems on international contracting, financing, trade regulation, licensing and technology transfers, foreign investment, and international business dispute resolution are included. The book provides current in-depth examination of issues clients are likely to face, such as contracting for sales across borders, financing international transactions, defending against import competition, expanding exports and overseas markets, investing abroad and dealing with NAFTA, the WTO, and other trade agreements. The coursebook is designed to survey a wide range of laws involving trade, licensing and investment, and explore how issues and problems are addressed by lawyers as problem solvers. The below Power Point presentations contain visual representations of a variety of international business transactions covered in the master International Business Transactions coursebook and in IBT: Contracting Across Borders. Through the use of illustrations, charts, and movement, the presentations show how the parties are situated as well as how the transactions typically unfold. The Power Points cover a wide variety of subjects, including the basic IBT sales transaction, the "battle of the forms," commercial terms and bills of lading, documentary sales transactions, letters of credit, and international project financing.

Modern Military Justice Cases and Materials

Author: Gregory Maggs
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 163459827X
Release Date: 2015-05-22

This textbook comprehensively covers the modern military justice system under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The materials included come from every service within the Armed Forces, and show how the military justice system addresses all criminal offenses, ranging from minor infractions to serious offenses such as the misconduct of soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison. The text covers the jurisdiction of courts-martial; sources of military law; military offenses and defenses; pre-trial, trial, and appellate procedures; the role of judge advocates; non-judicial punishment and other alternatives to courts-martial; special forums such as boards of inquiry and military commissions for trying enemy belligerents; the relationship of courts-martial to state and federal courts; and much more. All chapters include policy questions about currently controversial issues. The text is appropriate for all students, whether or not they have had prior military experience. The Second Edition includes five new cases and addresses new legislation concerning special victims counsel; preliminary hearings; the role of commanders in referring and reviewing charges; mandatory minimum sentences for conviction of certain sex offenses; the offense of sodomy; and the good soldier defense.