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Fall 2020
5397 Immigration and Family Law - HEPPARD/VEGA- 24432

Professor(s): Janet Heppard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Rosemary Vega (OTHER FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 
Family Law

Time: 5:30p-7:00p  MW  Location:  

Course Outline: In this class, students will work individually and in groups to find legal solutions to hypothetical situations where immigration and family law intersect e.g. marriage, divorce, adoption, domestic violence, the Hague Convention and Suits Affecting the Parent Child Relationship. Students will study family-based immigration law and learn how it relates to representation of individuals in family court. They will develop practical skills that will enable them to successfully represent clients who are seeking immigration benefits through a family member. Students will learn the practical aspects of representation of non-citizens in family court.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota = 20


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/16 6-8pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: