Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Perspective Electives

597: Military Law

Credit Hours



Perspective Elective

This course examines international and domestic law regulating the use of the military as an instrument of war and other foreign policy as well as domestically.  It examines international law regulating the resort to force against or within another nation-state as well as the norms that regulate the means and methods of force used.  It then examines the Constitution’s distribution of powers over the military, the effect of international law in the U.S. legal system, and statutes regulating the use of the military for domestic matters, including law enforcement and civil unrest.  Seminar style discussions will also include student group presentations analyzing current and historical events.  Final grade is based on class participation and an anonymously-graded take-home final exam.