PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW II (HE6) - 2017/8

Module code: LAW3092

Module provider

School of Law

Module Leader

SARVARIAN A Dr (Schl of Law)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

M130

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 122

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 6

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 3,000 WORD COURSEWORK 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Public International Law I

Module overview


Public International Law (PIL) II will provide students an opportunity to investigate and understand the applicability of international law to specialist legal regimes.  It will also provide students a platform to interrogate the role of international law in social development.  This will be extremely useful for those students who wish to choose other International Law related options throughout their studies and for those who wish to undertake an international legal carrier as a profession.

Module aims

To provide an understanding of the application of general PIL principles to specialist areas of the international system

To understand the interconnectivity and interdependence between different areas of international law

To understand and critically assess the role of PIL in the process of social development

To understand and critically assess the role of PIL in regulating relationships between states and individuals

To understand and critique the role of individuals and non-governmental organisations in the progressive development of international law

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Critically evaluate the main rules and the main institutions of public international law, with particular emphasis of the tensions which emerge KCT
Critically analyse and evaluate the primary and secondary sources of international law with a particular ability to analyse the content of the law in areas where there is tension or a lack of clarity KCT
Critically engage with and evaluate the primary and secondary sources of international law and the relationship between them KCT
Critically engage in discussions regarding legal texts using legal hermeneutics and the relationship between them, in order to be able to propose and defend solutions KCPT
Critical engage in scholarly debate regarding international legal judgments and political statements relating to international affairs and the relationship between them KCPT
Critically assess the legality of a situation and discuss the conflicting interests at stake KCP
Read the current events in the sphere of international affairs in light of the applicable legal regimes, and appreciate the legal positions of the main actors KCT
Critically engage with and apply knowledge of the primary and secondary legal authorities to solve complex problems and answer complex essay questions which seek to resolve tensions in the competing goals and content of public international law CPT
At the end of the module, students will have a critical understanding of the various special regimes of international law; the interrelationship between specialist regimes of international law; and the role of international law in social development. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


Collective security and the law of the use of force;

International law of territory;

International human rights law;

International humanitarian law;

International criminal law;

International environmental law;

International law of the sea;

International economic law;

The United Kingdom and international law.

Methods of Teaching / Learning


Teaching in this module is designed to provide students with a range of resources on which they can draw in their learning.

A list of required and recommended readings, with notes and questions that will be used to guide class discussion and reflection.

PIL II will be delivered by a combination of lectures and seminars.  There will be eleven 2-hour lectures and four 2-hour seminars.  Materials will be posted on SurreyLearn, where students will also engage with the lecturer and their peers through ad-hoc discussion forums on topical questions of PIL.

Seminars will provide students with the possibility to answer essay questions, to deal with scenarios and to make oral presentations.

Assessment Strategy


The assessment address all the learning outcomes listed above.

Summative assessment: 3000 word coursework

Formative assessment: 1500 word coursework

 

Extensive feedback will be given on both assessments.

Reading list

Reading list for PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW II (HE6) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/law3092

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Law with International Relations LLB (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Law LLB (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Law (JD Pathway) LLB (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.