[IntLawProfessors] FW: INT'L LAW PRACTICE-ORIENTED MIDTERM
antond at law.anu.edu.au
Tue Nov 2 09:50:50 EST 2010
I periodically use a "working the treaties" mid-term in my international environmental law course. I have two variations.
In one form, the exercise involves 5 treaties (not covered in class) that I select and requires students to submit: 1. A synopsis of each treaty explaining its objective(s); 2. The mechanisms established to meet the objective(s); 3. Analysis of the sufficiency of the mechanisms to meet the objective(s); 4. A comparison of similar clauses and provisions in each different treaty in the event of repetition; and 5. A description of unique provisions not found in other treaties. Students are expected to succinctly and accurately describe the object and operation of each treaty article by article. In identifying similar provisions, students must provide an explanation for the repetition. In particular, students should consider the function served, the ecosystem being regulated, and the actors being addressed by the treaty obligations. In identifying unique provisions students should consider the applicability of these provisions in other contexts. Students should conclude their analysis with any proposal(s) for the reform of specific treaties that might be warranted.
In the other, more traditional form, the exercise involves 15 single issue problems that students must attempt to resolve by reference to a specified treaty or treaties.
>>> William Slomanson <bills at tjsl.edu> 11/02/10 8:52 AM >>>
I'm skillsifying my Public Int'l Law course. My missing link is a suitable midterm---maybe a take-home drafting exercise, based on documents/treaties I could provide? Would prefer multiple issue exercise (not bunches of issues), but less than "bunches" also doable.
All suggestions welcomed,
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