Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

Mr. Philip Torrey
Fall 2016 seminar
M 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3018
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None.

Exam Type: In class.

The intersection of criminal law and immigration law is a growing field of law that has become a frequent topic in today's public policy debate.  As immigration laws have become more "criminalized" and criminal laws have become more "immigrationized" it is increasingly important for immigration attorneys and criminal law attorneys alike to understand the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.  The goal of this course is to introduce students to the myriad of issues concerning the intersection of immigration law and criminal law and to give students the skills to recognize and analyze immigration consequences of criminal convictions. The course will cover both legal doctrine and policy issues concerning immigration detention and enforcement, border security, and potential avenues of reform.

This course is a prerequisite for the Crimmigration Clinic (by application) offered in the Spring 2017 semester. Students who enroll in this class during fall 2016 will be eligible to apply for the spring Crimmigration Clinic (applications to the clinic are due to Phil Torrey - ptorrey@law.harvard.edu - by December 16, 2016).

Subject Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure, Human Rights, International, Comparative & Foreign Law