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 2013-2014.
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)