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The Law and Politics of American Foreign Relations

The substantive focus of this seminar is on the role of law and politics in explaining the division of foreign affairs and national security powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Special attention will be given to political explanations for the division of foreign affairs powers and how these political explanations fit (or do not fit) the constitutional design. Discussion will focus on the division of the international trade and war powers authority between the President and Congress. We will intersperse the core seminar readings with some significant readings from the political science literature. Evaluation: Research Paper. May also require three short (two-three page) response papers over the semester. Attendance and participation will be considered in determining the final grade. Text: There will be two required texts for the class and other materials that will be posted on Blackboard


Catalog Number: CONPUB 696N
Practice Areas: Constitutional LawLaw and Social Science
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class ,  3 draft degree req may be met with class ,  Consult Professor about writing requirements


Course History

Spring 2014
Title: The Law and Politics of American Foreign Relations
Faculty: Nzelibe, Jide Okechuku (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 11



Spring 2012
Title: Foreign Relations
Faculty: Nzelibe, Jide Okechuku (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 0



Spring 2011
Title: The Law and Politics of American Foreign Relations
Faculty: Nzelibe, Jide Okechuku (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 12