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Daniel Abebe : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths
LAWS 95902
The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
Autumn 2015
Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
Foreign Relations Law
LAWS 97801
This course examines the constitutional and statutory doctrines regulating the conduct of American foreign relations. Topics include the allocation of foreign relations powers between the three branches of the federal government, the status of international law in U.S. courts, the scope of the treaty power, the validity of executive agreements and the power to declare and conduct war. The course will also focus on the political question and other doctrines regulating judicial review in foreign relations cases. Where relevant, current events will be explored, such as ongoing controversies regarding individual rights during wartime, the post-September 11 war on terrorism, the Iraq war, targeted killings, and drone strikes, among other topics. Grades will be based on a final examination.
Autumn 2015
Daniel Abebe
Public International Law
LAWS 72901
Public international law mainly focuses on the legal rules created by states to regulate their interactions in international politics. This course explores the formation, application, and enforcement of public international law in world without a centralized executive, legislature or judiciary. The general relationship between international law and international politics will be discussed along with a focus on the interaction between American law and international law. We will begin with the building blocks of the international system sources of international law, the role of states as actors in international politics, and the relationship between domestic and international law and move to an evaluation of substantive legal rules in areas such as human rights, the use of force, and international criminal law. Current events will be discussed, where appropriate, to provide additional background to the course.
Winter 2016
Daniel Abebe
Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths
LAWS 95902
The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
Winter 2016
Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths
LAWS 95902
The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
Spring 2016
Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq