Fall 2019

Law And War

Listed in: Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, as LJST-248

Formerly listed as: LJST-48


Lawrence R. Douglas (Section 01)


This course explores the effort to control the violence and chaos of war with legal rules and processes. With classic theorists of war, such as Vattel, Clausewitz, Schmitt and Michael Walzer as our guides, and drawing our examples from conflict zones such as Vietnam, Kosovo, Israel-Palestine, and Iraq, we will ask whether the law of armed conflict has “civilized” the waging of war or simply serves as another tool in the arsenal of armed conflict.

Limited to 30 students. Fall semester. Professor Douglas.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to LJST majors


2019-20: Offered in Fall 2019
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2012, Fall 2016, Fall 2018