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Spring 2016
LAW524  A  WORLD ON THE MOVE: AN EXAMINATION OF LAW AND POLICY INVOLVED IN CURRENT MASS MIGRATIONS

Course Description
Goals of this course:
1. Explore the reasons behind migration generally and the current mass human migrations specifically. (Class 1)
2. Examine the demographic contexts which effect current and likely future migrations. (Class 2)
3. Study 3 current migrations that highlight key migration factors: Central American women and children moving north to Mexico and the United States (urban violence/economic desperation); Syrians moving into Eastern and Western Europe (civil war and religious conflict); Native American Alaskans relocating from islands to cities (environmental changes). Each study will include the sending, transit and receiving countries' actions and reactions to the migrations. (Classes 3, 4 and 5)
4. Understand generally the legal frameworks which control, or attempt to control, entry into sovereign nations by citizens of other nations; review the United States' laws more specifically. Determine the criteria for evaluating the success of these frameworks and discuss how the frameworks fare under such measurement. (Classes 6 and 7)
5. Review the political and social factors that effect/control reforming the legal framework controlling migration in developing nations. (Class 8)
6. Design a more effective legal framework for a developed country to manage mass migration seeking entry.

Short Course Attendance Policy -
Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts


Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 03-21-2016 - 03-31-2016  

Dates Day Time Room
03-21-2016 - 03-25-2016   MTWRF  12:30 PM-1:50 PM A110
03-28-2016 - 03-31-2016   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM A110

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Grade will be based 1/3 on class participation (quality, not quantity, please) and 2/3 on a 6 page original paper providing a detailed reform proposal of one aspect of migration law. The exact topic will be selected by each student, but must be approved by the Professor. The paper is due on or before the last day of classes
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
New Course
New Professor
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

BACON, ROXANA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: roxie.bacon@gmail.com