TopAssessment will be on the basis of (a) class participation (20%), (b) four 500-word reaction papers written for four classes during the semester (30%), and (c) an open-book examination (50%).
Each student will be assigned four chapters to which he or she must write 500-word reaction papers. (In other words, in the course of the semester each student will write four papers.) A reaction paper should briefly address the materials in the chapter and can consider some of the questions. The papers are not, however, expected to answer every question. You may also raise your own questions or link the materials to other fact situations. Good reaction papers will engage with the materials, formulate a view on the topic(s) addressed, and defend those views.
The reaction papers must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours before the start of the class for which that chapter has been assigned. The email should have the subject “UN Law – Reaction Paper” and the text of your “paper” should be in the body of the email, rather than as an attachment.
The first line of the reaction paper should be in the form: “Chapter <NUMBER> - Reaction paper by <YOUR NAME>”
All the papers will be uploaded to the IVLE discussion forum at least 48 hours before the start of the relevant class.
We expect all students to read all the reaction papers as well as the materials prior to each class.
Please note that the numbers refer to chapter numbers. The week in which each chapter will be discussed is found in the schedule.
3 - Dave, Paul, Sonya
Please note when the relevant chapters are assigned in the schedule and ensure that you submit your reaction paper on time.
4 - Eléonore, Jamin, Felix, Milena, Tobias
5 – Dave, Paul
6 – Paul
8 – Eléonore, Felix, Frederik, Gina, Milena, Punkhuri, Shubhra, Zenzi
9 – Frederik, Gina, Sonya, Tobias
10 – Eléonore, Felix, Jamin, Punkhuri, Shubhra, Sonya, Spandana, Tobias, Zenzi
11 – Frederik, Jamin, Shubhra, Spandana
12 – Sonya, Spandana, Zenzi
13 – Dave, Jamin, Punkhuri
14 – Eléonore, Felix, Milena, Paul, Tobias
15 – Frederik, Spandana, Zenzi
16 – Dave, Milena, Punkhuri, Shubhra