Crimmigration: Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law (SC)

Information Introduction

Section 1, J-Term 25

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /16
Credits: 1
Days Time Room Start Date End Date








0900-1200 WB114

Course Description

This course addresses the intersection of the immigration and criminal justice systems, focusing on: 1) the effect of criminal convictions on noncitizens’ immigration status; 2) the criminalization of immigration law violations; and 3) immigration officials’ adoption of surveillance and enforcement tactics used to police crime. In addition to studying legal doctrine, we will also examine major policy questions in this rapidly-expanding area, such as the privatization of immigration detention; the interaction between race, crime, and immigration enforcement; and the federalism issues raised by cooperation (or lack thereof) between federal immigration officials and state and local police.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

The last full day of class will be spent working with immigrant communities in the field (either doing a visit to a detention center or intake work for an immigration organization, a public defender office, or with a prosecutor) under the professor’s supervision. Students will be required to submit a final essay via EXPO by noon on January 30, 2025 that combines themes from the course materials and reflections from their work in the field.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: Immigration Law (LAW 7042) is a recommended, but not required, prerequisite. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: Crimmigration Law: Law & Policy at Intersect of Immigr Law & Crim Just (9205)

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: Yes

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 125110030

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Criminal Justice , Human Rights and Immigration

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Saturday, January 04, 12:01 AM

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, January 18, 11:59 PM

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