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Fall 2022
5391 Immigration and Family Law - HEPPARD/VEGA- 24468

Professor(s): Judge Janet Heppard (OTHER FACULTY)
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: (Synchronous Online)  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. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.

Quota = 20.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/14 6-9pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (3/23/2022 3:06:51 PM)

Special Case

Course Materials: Materials will be posted on Blackboard