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Spring 2019

Course Description
This course offers an introduction to immigration law, procedure and policy. Topics covered include the foundation of immigration power, roles of different federal agencies, statutes governing admission and deportation, types of immigration status, asylum and refugee protection, judicial review, and citizenship.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-16-2019 - 04-23-2019   WF  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Co-Listed Course
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions: This section is open to Upper Level students only!
Law Track(s):
Criminal Law - Related
Family & Personal - Related
Government & Regulation - Specialized
Immigration - Basic
Social Justice - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Immigration and Citizenship
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Thomas Aleinikoff, et al.
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 8th ed.
    ISBN: 9781634599283
  • Textbook Name: Immigration and Nationality Laws of The United States, Selected Statutes Regulations and Forms
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Thomas Aleinikoff, et al.
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 2018 Edition
    ISBN: 9781640208858
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Class 1 Wed., Jan 16 Introduction to Class, Immigration and Citizenship Law in Historical Context, Introduction to Sources of Law, Vocabulary of Immigration Law, and Immigration Agencies and Adjudicative Bodies In this class, we will become familiar with basic history of immigrants in the U.S. We will identify and understand the sources of immigration law (statute, regulation, constitution) and how they relate to one another. We will learn the basic concepts and vocabulary that appear in immigration law, the agencies involved in enforcing immigration law, and the adjudicative bodies that make immigration-related decisions Read- Casebook: 1-23, 236-46

    Additional Information:
    Immigration Law has a TWEN site.



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-3576
Office: E257