Advanced Topics in International Law: Global Justice (3 credit hours)

This course (seminar) will focus on global justice - a burgeoning area of intersection between international law, international ethics, and international relations. We will examine the following questions: What do we owe the global poor? What are the causes of poverty and oppression? What are the most desirable rules for controlling borders? What makes states legitimate in international law? When is war justified? What are the optimal rules for international trade? And, importantly, we will discuss the role these ideas might play in the design and the structure of international institutions. Pre-requisites: None.