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Fall 2022
5389 Immigration Law - MORALES- 18563

Professor(s): Daniel Morales (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 211 

Course Outline: Immigration is a complex and dynamic area of legal study and practice. This course will introduce you to the basic concepts and procedures underlying the practice of immigration law in the United States. We will aim both to understand the statutory complexities of the area as well as to place our current laws in their historical, social, and political contexts. The course will be an important foundation for those of you interested in practicing immigration law, but it will also be of use to those of you planning to enter other fields, such as family law, criminal law, employment law, and business law. Immigration law intersects with each of these in important ways.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota=30.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/15 1-4pm      

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (7/11/2022 11:31:44 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: 1) Immigration Law and Social Justice, Second Edition (Aspen Casebook) ISBN: 9781543819816 2) Bryan Kaplan and Zach Weinersmith, Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration ISBN: 9781250316967