Cambridge Study Abroad Program Courses and Schedule


Course Class Instructor Instructor Institution
International Law 8:15 – 9:25 a.m. Federica Paddeu Cambridge
Comparative Immigration Law 9:30 – 10:40 a.m. Kevin Ruser Nebraska
Cyber Operations and International Law 10:45 a.m.  – 11:55 a.m. Ido Kilovaty Arkansas
International Advocacy & Dispute Resolution 12:00 – 1:10 p.m. Brendan Plant Cambridge


Courses and Textbooks

International Law (2 credits), Prof. Federica Paddeu

The basic introductory course in the field–the nature, scope, sources and jurisdiction of international law, the law of treaties, the doctrine of state responsibility, international dispute resolution and other topics.

Text: TBA (purchase in Cambridge)

Who (If Anyone) Has It Right? — A Comparison Of The U.S. Immigration System With Those In Selected European Countries. (2 Credits), Prof. Kevin Ruser

This course will take a close look at the U.S. immigration system, focusing on family-based immigration, humanitarian forms of relief under U.S. immigration law, and the immigration court system used to effectuate the removal of non-citizens from the U.S.  These features of the U.S. immigration system will then be compared to selected immigration systems in Europe.  Students need not have any familiarity with U.S. immigration law to enroll in this course – we will start at ground zero so that all students are on the same level and, once we have discussed the U.S. immigration system, we will compare and contrast features of other immigration systems in Europe with those in the U.S.

Text:  Instructor will provide materials.

Cyber Operations and International Law (2 credits), Prof. Ido Kilovaty

 This course explores the international law governing cyber operations. With the rise of cyber conflict as an instrument in international relations, critical legal issues have surfaced, including the impact on civilian and digital infrastructure, attribution to a state, and any lawful responses available to victim states. Throughout this course, we will investigate key questions: How does international law address harmful cross-border cyber operations? What international norms and principles are applicable in cyberspace? Are there any gaps in the international legal system as applied to cyberspace?

 Textbook: François Delerue, Cyber Operations and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

International Advocacy and Dispute Resolution (2 credits), Prof. Brendan Plant

The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of activity in the area of international dispute settlement. As public international law has broadened in scope and deepened in content – providing today a more detailed system for the regulation of issues like international trade and investment, human rights, environmental protection, territorial sovereignty and maritime activity – so too have new institutions and procedures emerged for the litigation of international disputes. This course aims to survey several of the most important methods available for settling international disputes today and to identify commonalities and differences in their procedures, substance, emphasis and effectiveness. The course will look at the demands facing advocates appearing before a number of prominent international institutions, including the International Court of Justice, investment arbitral tribunals, the World Trade Organisation, international human rights courts, both regional and global, and litigation under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea.

Text: TBA (purchase in Cambridge)