US Refugee and Asylum Law Seminar

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course explores domestic humanitarian immigration law as it affects refugees and those seeking asylum within the United States. Subjects to be covered during the course include the international framework for refugees, US refugee policy, domestic asylum law, the convention against torture, and withholding of removal. Students will learn about both the mechanics of representing refugees and asylees as well as policy decisions made during this and previous administrations. Students should be prepared to engage in extensive class discussions regarding procedure as well as policy.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO by noon on the last day of the Finals period.

Other Work
Students should be prepared to engage in extensive class discussions regarding procedure as well as policy. Also, early in the semester, students will propose term-long research projects on a current issue affecting refugees or asylees within the US. Students will be assessed by their research paper and a final presentation on their proposed topic.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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