Immigration Law

Section 1, Spring 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/17
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course explores the substantive provisions of U.S. immigration law and the procedures for deciding immigration-related issues. It covers how Congress, the courts, international institutions, and administrative agencies interact to address immigration issues, with emphasis on refugee and anti-terrorism policy. Because U.S. immigration law is particularly dependent on code and regulation, students should be prepared to engage in complex analysis of detailed statutory and regulatory provisions. Finally, the course introduces the international regime governing interstate cooperation on immigration issues, including how that framework interacts with U.S. law. Several of the sessions will feature guest lecturers, including lawyers and policy-makers working on issues such as the recent refugee crisis and Trump-era developments in U.S. immigration policy.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

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: No
**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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