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Spring 2013
6202 Asylum Law - HOFFMAN,G/MODI- 38549

Professor(s): Geoffrey Hoffman (CLINICAL FACULTY)
Susham Modi (CLINICAL FACULTY)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 8:30a-10:30a  ThLocation: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This two-credit course will cover United States asylum and refugee law, as well as protection under the Convention Against Torture and withholding of removal. We will also discuss policies underlying asylum law, and the federal immigration agencies which implement those policies. The course will also deal with cutting-edge topics in this area including asylum gang-related claims, gender-based claims, and imputed grounds of protection. The primary text for this course will be Regina Germain, Asylum Primer, 6th Edition (AILA Publications 2010). No previous immigration course work or experience necessary.

Please order the book well ahead of class, please email me w/ questions or to discuss. Thanks

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Course Notes: Susham Modi will co-teach this course with Prof. G. Hoffman.  

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Final Exam Schedule: 05/07 9am-noon  209 BLB    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No