Spring 2024

Law And War

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


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. Spring Semester. Professor Douglas.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference will be given to LJST majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: written work, readings, group work, in class quizzes or exams

LJST 248 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM BEBU 107
Th 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM BEBU 107