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LAWS 7749 Immigration Law (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

U.S. immigration law involves such technical questions as how to obtain a visa, a "green card," citizenship and who is subject to deportation. It is also "a magic mirror" in which the highest aspirations and the deepest biases of American legal culture and history are reflected. This course explores both aspects of this complex area of law: the technical/legal and the political/philosophical. It involves constitutional law, administrative law, statutory interpretation, among other disciplines. There are traditional lectures, class discussions, in-class exercises, outside speakers, films, and court visits. The three-credit course requires class attendance, participation, and a final exam. More detailed information will be available in the first class. It is a pre- or co-requisite for the Immigration Clinic.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17