Immigration Law

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/20
Credits: 2

Course Description

This course explores the statutory, regulatory and policy aspects and underpinnings of immigration law. It focuses on family-based and employment-based immigration, including immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications, and covers the process of admission, exclusion issues, and citizenship through naturalization. Legal and policy issues associated with immigration reform are also addressed as substantive legal topics are discussed.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): Fixed
Description: Students will take a midterm, which will count as a percentage of the final grade. Dates/details to be announced.

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
Class participation will be taken into consideration for grading.

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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