Crimmigration Law: Law & Policy at Intersect of Immigr Law & Crim Just

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/18
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1130-1330 WB121

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

Students will submit very short response papers (500 words) for 10 of the 13 classes (due directly to instructor, not via EXPO), plus a short final paper that synthesizes the material (due via EXPO by noon on May 9th (day before last day of the exam period)). Students who wish to augment the short final paper for their upper-level writing requirement must submit a "Special Request" e-form to SRO by Feb. 26th. The form is available via LawWeb.

Other Work

Students will also be in charge of co-leading one of the last 8 classes. Active class participation will be a significant part of the class.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is taught in a seminar-style format. Students will engage with scholarly essays, social science research, and legal cases. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

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.: 124218625

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Criminal Justice

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