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Immigration Law and the Constitutional Rights of Non-Citizens

This survey course will provide a foundation in immigration law, the system of admission and removal, and constitutional principles relating to immigration. While surveying the laws and norms governing immigration and the regulation of non-citizens, we will explore their application to selected current topics by drawing on the instructor's extensive experience litigating civil rights cases on behalf of non-citizens. These current topics may include: detention of immigrants; state and local laws relating to immigrants; extraterritorial application of the Constitution; and the intersection of immigration and criminal law, including criminal grounds of deportability, immigration-related crimes, and Fourth Amendment issues arising in immigration enforcement. No prior course or background in immigration law is required, but familiarity with basic constitutional law and criminal procedure will be helpful. Elements used in grading: Class participation and attendance (20%), final exam (limited open book) (80%).

2014-2015 Winter
01/05/2015 - 03/09/2015 Tue 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Instructors: Cecillia Wang
Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam. Open to First-Year JD Students.

Instructors for this course (Past and Present)

Lucas Guttentag
Anna Wang
Cecillia Wang