Immigration Law

Future Offerings

Immigration Law (7026): This survey course provides a foundation in the constitutional principles governing the regulation and rights of noncitizens and the immigration statute that governs the admission and removal of noncitizens. The course also explores contemporary issues related to immigrants' rights and immigration reform, including major Trump administration actions especially in the area of border enforcement and asylum rights. We will analyze other current areas issues such as immigration detention; the intersection of criminal and immigration law; state and local regulation of immigrants; constitutional limits on 'alienage' discrimination; and the right to Article III judicial review of removal orders. The course draws on the instructor's decades of experience litigating constitutional and civil rights issues on behalf of noncitizens while at the ACLU and his more recent service as a senior immigration policy advisor in the Obama administration. Guest speakers may be invited for some topics. No prior course or background in immigration law is expected. Elements used in grading: Class participation and attendance (10%), final exam (90%).

Sections

Immigration Law | LAW 7026 Section 01 Class #1124

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
    • 1L: Winter Elective (Open to First-Year JD Students)
  • Exam:
    • One-Day Take-Home Exam
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
  • Course Category:
    • Criminal Justice
    • Public Law

  • 2022-2023 Winter ( )
  • Tue, Thu

Past Offerings

Immigration Law (7026): This survey course provides a foundation in the constitutional principles governing the regulation and rights of noncitizens, the immigration statutes and regulations that govern the admission and removal of noncitizens, and citizenship acquisition. As relevant, the course will explore contemporary issues related to immigrants' rights and immigration reform, including the areas of border enforcement and asylum rights, immigration detention, the intersection of criminal and immigration law, state and local regulation of immigrants, and constitutional limits on 'alienage' discrimination. Guest speakers may be invited for some topics. No prior course or background in immigration law is expected. Elements used in grading: Class participation and attendance (10%), final exam (90%).

Sections

Immigration Law | LAW 7026 Section 01 Class #1161

  • Pratheepan Gulasekaram
  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2021-2022 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Exam:
    • One-Day Take-Home Exam
  • Exam:
      • Remote: Details to come
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
  • Course Category:
    • Criminal Justice
    • Public Law

  • 2021-2022 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available

Immigration Law (7026): This survey course provides a foundation in the constitutional principles governing the regulation and rights of noncitizens and the immigration statute that governs the admission and removal of noncitizens. The course also explores contemporary issues related to immigrants' rights and immigration reform, including major Trump administration actions especially in the area of border enforcement and asylum rights. We will analyze other current areas issues such as immigration detention; the intersection of criminal and immigration law; state and local regulation of immigrants; constitutional limits on 'alienage' discrimination; and the right to Article III judicial review of removal orders. The course draws on the instructor's decades of experience litigating constitutional and civil rights issues on behalf of noncitizens while at the ACLU and his more recent service as a senior immigration policy advisor in the Obama administration. Guest speakers may be invited for some topics. No prior course or background in immigration law is expected. Elements used in grading: Class participation and attendance (10%), final exam (90%).

Sections

Immigration Law | LAW 7026 Section 01 Class #1086

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2020-2021 Winter
    Schedule No Longer Available
    • 1L: Winter Elective (Open to First-Year JD Students)
  • Exam:
    • One-Day Take-Home Exam
  • Exam:
      • Details to come
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
  • Course Category:
    • Criminal Justice
    • Public Law

  • 2020-2021 Winter
    Schedule No Longer Available
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