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Call Number: 13366
Course Number: 6715-01
Professor: Suzan M. Pritchett
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None
Course Overview: This course will explore the legal, historical, and policy perspectives that shape U.S. law governing immigration and citizenship. We will examine the constitutional bases for regulating immigration, the history of immigration law in the U.S., the source and scope of congressional and executive branch power in the realm of immigration, and the role of the judiciary in interpreting immigration law. In the course of that exploration, we will address citizenship and naturalization, the admission and removal of immigrants and nonimmigrants, and the issues of undocumented immigration and national security. We will also analyze the impact of immigration in other areas, including employment, criminal law, family unification, human rights, and discrimination.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Twice weekly mixed lecture/seminar format.
Written Assignments: One lengthy paper or several smaller discussion papers.
Type of Exam:
Basis for Grading Student Performance: 40% Exam; 40% Paper or multiple short papers; 20% Class participation.