[ID:0595]The following list is meant to provide you with a sampling of the types of issues that fall under the purview of public international law (PIL). Remember that it is not exhaustive and you can be rest assured that if you name any international issue it is in some way affected by PIL.
There are multiple branches of international law covered by the blanket term PIL, each with its own framework. As an internationally-oriented student of the law, you will want to consider these areas of specialization very early in your studies.
International Economic Law (IEL)
International economic law refers to the international laws, regulations and institutional frameworks that underpin the international economic system. This is a rapidly expanding area of law that encompasses everything from the laws regulating the Bretton Woods institutions, international monetary law, investment guarantees against non-commercial risk and the laws of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to the international regulation of debt and intellectual...