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  • Advanced international law - Prof. Alessandra Gianelli - a.a. 2015/2016

    LL.M., European University Institute and Yale Law School
    Ph.D., Rome University "La Sapienza"
    Full Professor in International Law since 2005



    Objectives of the course

    • Knowledge and understanding: Students should be able to understand issues of International law arising from a specific case
    • Applying knowledge and understanding: The course is directed at applying general notions to specific cases
    • Making judgements: Each student is encouraged to propose his/her own view of the rules - and their content - applicable to the case
    • Communication: The course prepares to the Philip Jessup Moot Court Competition, which consists also in the oral discussion of a case in front of a moot International Court of Justice, in English
    • Learning skills: The course should allow students to deepen their understanding of International Law, while at the same time acquiring the ability to discuss a case and defend the position of one party to a dispute.

    • Prerequisite: Mid-level English language ability
    • Preparatory: International Law


    There is no course book for attending students. Students will be taking part into the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and preparing for it.

    Only attending students may participate to the competition and only competing students may attend.

    For non-attending students, the program is as follows:

    • Author: Landman Goldsmith, Posner
    • Title: A Theory of Customary International Law
    • Link ebook:

    Attending students will be evaluated through papers and oral debates. 

    Non-attending students will take an oral exam