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Spring 2021 Course

Immigration Law

Prerequisites: Prior completion of a course in U.S. Constitutional Law that covers separation of powers and federalism is recommended, but not required.

Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule

Migration policy has become bitterly controversial since January 2017, but not for the first time. This course will examine the legal framework of federal immigration control from a variety of perspectives – historical and contemporary; substantive and procedural; statutory and administrative and constitutional – including the criteria for admission to the United States, the grounds and process of deportation, the peculiar constitutional doctrines persisting in this field, and an introduction to refugee law.

Please note that laptops and other electronic communications devices may not be used in class.