International Law is a concise paperback that is an ideal student
companion guide to any law school casebook on international law. Clearly
written and thoughtfully organized around three key concepts, this text
orients students in the basics of international law while providing
broad coverage of contemporary public policy issues shaping
The Sixth Edition emphasizes the changes between the Bush and
Obama administrations’ approaches to international relations and the
effects they are having on international law. New Supreme Court cases,
including Medellin v. Texas, are given thorough treatment, as are
updates in the evolving fields of international human rights law and
international environmental law. In addition, new material covering the
increasing workloads of many international courts is presented.
• Clear and highly readable writing style makes this
companion text a student favorite.
• Logically organized around three broad questions:
• What are the international legal rules?
• What is the international legal process?
• What role does international law play in international
• Broad coverage of public international issues, with some
discussion of commercial topics.
• Comprehensive and flexible approach makes this an ideal
companion to any international law casebook.
• Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses on
International Law and International Relations.
• Comprehensive Appendix doubles as valuable reference
• Moderate use of footnotes keeps focus on broad concepts.
The revised Sixth Edition includes new and updated material on:
• The changes between the Obama and Bush administrations’
approach to international law and international relations.
• New Supreme Court cases, with discussions and analyses,
on international and foreign law, including Medellin v. Texas
• The evolving fields of international human rights law and
international environmental law.
• The increasing workload of the many international courts,
including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of
Human Rights, and the International Criminal Court.