This course focuses on different approaches to thinking about international law (e.g. New Haven school, critical legal studies, law and economics, 'Third World' approaches, Marxism, constitutionalism, etc.). What international lawyers do in their various capacities as scholars, judges or advocates is affected by their vision of the law and of their profession. At a time of perplexity about the role of law in international relations, to revisit the main frames and different discourses which shape international law scholarship should contribute to a greater awareness of the importance of legal methodology from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Students will be asked to engage in the discussion and reflect upon their own way of thinking about the law and about their future profession.