Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

Mr. Philip Torrey
Fall 2019 course
Th 9:30am - 11:30am in WCC Room 3018
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: One Day Take-Home

The intersection of criminal law and immigration law is a growing field of law that is at the forefront of today's immigration debate.  As immigration laws have become more "criminalized" and criminal laws have become more "immigrationized" it is increasingly important to understand the intersection of criminal law and immigration law.  The goal of this course is to give students the skills to recognize and examine immigration consequences of criminal convictions and to analyze how those laws have developed in light of historical trends related to immigration detention, border security, race, poverty, and national security, and Fifth Amendment Due Process jurisprudence.

Some seats in this course are reserved for students in the Crimmigration Clinic. For more information, please view the clinic's Course Catalog description.

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