Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Nations Security Council and the chairmanshipsin-ofﬁce of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe and the Council of the European Union. Required reading : Berridge, Geoff. Diplomacy : Theory and Practice. Houndmills Basingstoke Hampshire, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
THEORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF THE SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
legal claim. Interestingly, in deploying the modes of legal reason-ing associated with the sources of international law, lawyers bespeak a wide variety of conceptual biases, cognitive prejudices, and professional partisanship while, con-sciously or unconsciously, serving very diverging agendas. This holds for judges, arbitrators, counsels, legal advisers ad academics. This course ambitions to unveil and discuss some of the main biases and agendas at work behind the sources of in-ternational law and the way they are used by a whole range of professionals. The course will make use of a series of conceptual and theoretical works as well as inter-national case law. Required reading : Session 1 : The sources of international law and the liberal heritage : J. d'Aspremont, “Bindingness” in J. d'Aspremont and S. Singh (eds), Funda-mental Concepts for International Law : The Construction of a Discipline, Elgar, 2018, Forthcoming ; Available at SSRN : https ://ssrn.com/abstract=2690155 ; Session 2 : The invention and reinvention of the modern sources of international law : Ole Spiermann, 'Who Attempts too Much Does Nothing Well' : the 1920 Advi-sory Committee of Jurists and the Statute of the Permanent Court of Interna-tional Justice, British Yearbook of International Law, Volume 73, Issue 1, 1 January 2003, Pages 187–260, https ://doi.org/10.1093/ bybil/73.1.187 ; C. Tams, Meta-Custom and the Court : A Study in Judicial Law-Making, Source : The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 51 – 79 Publication Year : 2015, available here : http :// booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15718034-12341285 ; Text of the draft conclusions provisionally adopted by the Drafting Committee, 68th session of the International Law Commission (2016), http ://legal. un.org/docs/ ?symbol=A/CN.4/L.872.
Teachers : Jean D'ASPREMONT (Professeur à l'Ecole de Droit de Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Each week : Students will write a 1-page synopsis every week about the main questions addressed in the readings. The quality of the weekly synopsis as well as participation during the sessions will be taken into account in the ﬁnal evaluation. At the end of the course : Students will write an essay (4000 words) on a topic of their choice. The topic must relate to one of the speciﬁc or crosscutting questions discussed in the course and must be preliminarily approved by the lectur-er. This essay is the primary basis of evaluation for this course. Workload : For each seminar, students will be expected to read approx. 1-2 pieces of scholarship (links are provided below ; some articles or chapters will be provided se-parately). Preparation will amount to approx. 2-3 hours of preparation per week and is absolutely essentual, also taking into account the submission of the 1-page synopsis every week. The course will be delivered through workshops where students are expected to actively participate and share their opinions. Course Description : The sources of international law constitute speciﬁc modes of legal reasoning found in any legal claim about international law and global governance. In fact, anyone en-gaging in international legal argumentation resort to the sources of international law when articulating a 1780
TO MOVE AND BE MOVED : AN INTRODUCTION TO PERSUASION
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Darren Paul FREY (Consultant). Pedagogical Format : Elective