Book Description: International Law is a concise paperback that is an ideal student companion guide to any law school casebook on international law. Clearly written and thoughtfully organized around three key concepts, this text orients students in the basics of international law while providing broad coverage of contemporary public policy issues shaping international relations. The Sixth Edition emphasizes the changes between the Bush and Obama administrations' approaches to international relations and the effects they are having on international law. New Supreme Court cases, including Medellin v. Texas, are given thorough treatment, as are updates in the evolving fields of international human rights law and international environmental law. In addition, new material covering the increasing workloads of many international courts is presented. Hallmark features: Clear and highly readable writing style makes this companion text a student favorite. Logically organized around three broad questions: What are the international legal rules? What is the international legal process? What role does international law play in international relations ? Broad coverage of public international issues, with some discussion of commercial topics. Comprehensive and flexible approach makes this an ideal companion to any international law casebook. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses on International Law and International Relations. Comprehensive Appendix doubles as valuable reference source. Moderate use of footnotes keeps focus on broad concepts. The revised Sixth Edition includes new and updated material on: The changes between the Obama and Bush administrations' approach to international law and international relations. New Supreme Court cases, with discussions and analyses, on international and foreign law, including Medellin v. Texas . The evolving fields of international human rights law and international environmental law. The increasing workload of the many international courts, including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the International Criminal Court.