Social & Global Studies

Assigned Case Semester 2


# 1 → Camila, Hannah, Eli, Cem

# 3 → Dylan, Fortune, Mason

# 4 → Reem, Eric, Norsang, Jonathan

# 5 → Eloise, Gloriana, Justin, Lucky

# 7 → Elias, Zoey, Finn, Shogo

# 8 → Michael, Nicholas, Karim

# 10 → Kaiden, Shaun, Lucas

ICJ Case Teaching, Sketch, & Brief

Case Numbers

Full Case Names & Details

1.  Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory ADVISORY OPINIONJuly 2004.
3.  Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Dem. Rep. of the Congo v. Uganda) JUDGEMENT 19 December 2005.
4.  Whaling in the Arctic (Australia v. Japan) JUDGEMENT 31 March 2014.
5.  Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons in Armed Conflict ADVISORY OPINION 8 July 1996.
7.  Military and Paramilitary Activities in and Against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of AmericaJUDGEMENT 26 November 1984 / 27 June 1986.

8. Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Respect of Kosovo ADVISORY OPINION 2 July 2010.

10. Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation) JUDGEMENT 01 April 2011.

SAMPLE CASE 11. Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. SerbiaJUDGEMENT 3 February 2015.

Student Samples

Sample Written Brief

Sample Sketch




Recommended Secondary Research Sources

Starting Source for Each Case

Oxford Public International Law

Max Planck Resources

American Society of International Law

Case Teaching in Small Groups

In small groups of 4 to 5 studentseach student has 12 minutes to teach their case: 10 minutes to brief their group on their case and 2 minutes to field questions.  The oral briefing must focus on Key Facts & Fact Pattern SketchLegal Issues, Strongest Argument on Each Side, Decision, & Your RATIO of the Case.

In-Class Mapping Activity in Small Groups

Mapping Focus → Connecting and Analyzing the CORE 4 International Legal Principles (DSSDNIDCR, & DLP)