Immigration and Family Law Skills Workshop   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 628 - Immigration and Family Law Skills Workshop

Credits: 3

In this class, students will follow a simulated immigration case from beginning to end. The class will examine the common issues that undocumented immigrants face during deportation proceedings and learn the skills and defenses immigration attorneys use to represent undocumented immigrants seeking to challenge their removal. In addition, the class will also address how other legal issues pertaining to areas such as family law or criminal are complicated by a client's immigration status. Students in the class will be expected to draft various immigration documents and will be graded on these assignments. Lastly, throughout the semester, immigration law practitioners will be invited to share their expertise and experience with the class.

Note: This course satisfies the graduation skills requirement.

Basis of Grade: Written exercises

Form of Grade: Letter Grade