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Spring 2025 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: In Class

This course provides an overview of federal regulation of immigration, and the peculiar constitutional doctrines that persist in that field, with attention to the normative debates. Migration policy has been bitterly controversial in recent years, and is currently in flux. Among other topics, we will consider the criteria for admission and residence in the United States, the grounds and process of deportation, an introduction to refugee law, and the endangered right to judicial review.