Public International Law


The Public International Law Field of Study requires the completion of a minimum of three course credits from the list below.

As a reminder, please note:

  • A course may be counted for credit in only one Field of Study.
  • In those cases where a course is listed in more than one Field of Study, the student may choose the Field of Study in which it is to be credited.
  • Courses, however, may be used to meet both Divisional Breadth requirements and Field of Study requirements simultaneously.
Faculty Supervising this Field of Study: Professor Michael J. Glennon
*ILO L200 The International Legal Order
*ILO L201 Public International Law
ILO L203
International Law in International Relations
ILO L209 International Treaty Behavior: A Perspective on Globalization
ILO L210 International Human Rights Law
ILO L211 Current Issues in Human Rights
ILO L212 Nationalism, Self-Determination and Minority Rights
ILO L216
International Humanitarian Law
ILO L220 International Organizations
[ILO L221]
Actors in Global Governance
ILO L223 International Environmental Law
[ILO L224] Peace Operations
ILO L240 Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade
ILO L262 Foreign Relations and National Security Law

* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2014-2015.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.

Professors with expertise in the field

Research Centers

Fletcher Roundtable on a New World Order

Student Theses

U.S. Foreign Policy Response to the 2009 Honduran Political Crisis (MALD 2010)

Resuscitating 'the Forgotten Sector in a Forgotten State': Catalyzing Improved Health Outcomes in Guinea-Bissau through the Millennium Development Goals (MALD 2009)

Defining Corruption: A Comparison of the Substantive Criminal Law of Public Corruption in the United States and the United Kingdom (MALD 2009)

If We Could Hear & Read Their Stories: A Comparative Analysis of Perpetrator Patterns & Community Responses to Sexual Violence in Liberia & Eastern (MALD 2008)

Distributional and Welfare Effects of Including Corn into NAFTA and the Social, Economic, Political and International Repercussions for Mexico (MALD 2008)

The Right to a Fair Trial in States of Emergencies: Non-Derogable Aspects of Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (MALD 2008)

Farm Animal Welfare and WTO Law: Assessing the Legality of Policy Measures (MALD 2008)