· The concept of International legal personality and the theory of international organisation within public international law. It will introduce the Charter of the United Nations and the Constitutional Structure of the United Nations; including the legal regulation of membership of the United Nations including admission, representation, and succession.
· Structure and procedure of the General Assembly of the United Nations including resolutions, (binding) decisions, and recommendations and the practice of the General Assembly in the formation of public international law particularly relating to declarations of the General Assembly;
· Structure and voting procedure in the Security Council, including an examination of the veto power of the Permanent members of the Council and how binding Security Council resolutions relate to the formation of public international law;
· The International Court of Justice: problems of use and jurisdiction; its role in dispute settlement; and its advisory function and its relationship to the political organs of the United Nations;
· Collective Security I: The activities of the Security Council and General Assembly in the regulation of peace and security and the ongoing debate concerning economic sanctions regimes.
· Collective Security II: The activities of the Security Council in the legal regulation of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism;
· Regional organisations and their relationship with the UN, the issue of delegation of UN powers.
· The process of reform in the United Nations; examining various reports recommending reform and an examination of the Peacebuilding Commission.