PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW II (HE6) - 2017/8
Module code: LAW3092
School of Law
SARVARIAN A Dr (Schl of Law)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 122
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 6
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||3,000 WORD COURSEWORK||100|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Public International Law I
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.
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
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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.
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 for PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW II (HE6) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/law3092
Programmes this module appears in
|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.