International Law surveys the laws governing the relationships between nation states, between states and international organizations and between states and their citizens who must be assured basic human rights. We begin by discussing the historical underpinnings of international law that grew out of wars among European states and those that arose during the conquest of the new world. The course discusses how states are formed, law is made, remedies for breach, international dispute settlement, and war. Additionally, we will play war games in a special three-hour class to teach and augment treaty-making skills in an intense setting. Students will learn to negotiate treaties and resolve disputes in a public international context. Course materials will include a casebook, Sun Tzu's "The Art of War," and handouts.