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NCJ Number: 150032 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the ABA Task Force on Teaching International Criminal Law
Corporate Author: American Bar Association
United States of America
Project Director: M P Scharf
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Association
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An American Bar Association committee surveyed current and recent teachers of international criminal law to determine the extent to which international criminal law is now being taught as a separate course in law schools in the United States and the organization and content of courses on international criminal law.
Abstract: The survey also focused on the need for a new casebook and the reasons why a separate course in international criminal law should or should not be offered as part of the law school curriculum. An initial questionnaire sent to the 2,000 members of the International Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice identified 36 individuals in the United States and Canada currently or recently teaching courses focusing partly or totally on international criminal law. Of these, 20 professors completed and returned a 5-page survey and agreed to take part as members of the Task Force in drafting this report. Results revealed that law schools across the country are beginning to offer international criminal law as a separate course. In addition, international law professors are using an increasing portion of other international law courses to focus on international criminal law. Many topics can be covered in such courses, and a new casebook is greatly needed. Recommended actions include mailing this report to law school deans, disseminating the report widely, conducting a similar survey in foreign law schools, and periodic meetings of professors teaching international criminal law to exchange ideas and materials. Tables and list of task force members
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal law; Educational courses; International law; Law schools; Legal training
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