Course Description

LAW 957 - Hard Cases Make Bad (Human Rights) Law

In this course students will analyze eight different Human Rights Cases from a variety of jurisdictions: The European Court of Human Rights, The European Court of Justice, the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights, the UK Supreme Court (formerly the House of Lords), the American Supreme Court, the Canadian Supreme Court, the Israeli Supreme Court and a handful of others.

In each instance a case will be chosen where (in the eyes of the instructor) the normativity is not clear cut and the law too may or might be ambiguous or even ambivalent. Different analytical methodologies will be used ranging from Legal Realism, through Sociological Jurisprudence, to classical positivism. Different perspectives and legal skill will be cultivated.

Students will be called not only to analyze the cases but prepare in some instance an hypothetical appeal and argue such in class.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2018 - 2019

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Joseph Weiler 18S 957 SEM 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Law 957 will meet 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12,from 9:00 - 12:15 in room 3473.
International & Comparative Law - International Human Rights; Mini-Courses; International and Comparative Law JD Specialization;