"I highly recommend this class as it can be beneficial to a wide range of individuals, including law students, paralegals, government employees such as USCIS/ICE/CBP officers, attorneys who are beginning immigration practice, and immigration attorneys who would like to expand their knowledge and network. Professor Rathod is extremely knowledgeable, and introduces all immigration topics thoroughly, providing extensive handouts and further resources to study upon interest/need. Professor Rathod took the time to respond to all questions, both during online classes and through email follow-ups."
--Shadi Karimi, Attorney
"The Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law Online Course is a worthwhile undertaking, regardless of whether you are an experienced lawyer or new to the area. Through weekly quizzes, you will gain hands on experience in analyzing fact patterns that review the materials presented. Professor Rathod does an excellent job of presenting the materials and supplies useful PowerPoint slides and supplemental materials to enhance your learning experience."
--Linda Newman, Attorney
"More and more, our business clients need practical advice on immigration matters impacting U.S. and Canadian operations. American University’s Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law was an ideal solution to gaining a theoretical and practical understanding of U.S. Immigration Law. Professor Rathod’s approachable and personal style, even via an online platform, his constant encouragement to participate in discussions during the live sessions, and the online discussion board made the subject material accessible and understandable. If you’ve never been exposed to U.S. Immigration Law and need to understand it, this is the solution."
--Mel Norton, Partner with Lawson Creamer (New Brunswick, Canada)
"I could not recommend this course more if you are seeking an overview of the U.S. immigration system with quality multidisciplinary lessons. Although it is an introduction to a complex system, Professor Rathod makes sure the content is profound enough that you are able to learn at a practical level. Also, the classes provide plenty of chances to discuss current topics. I am a corporate attorney working on international matters, and the course has allowed me to provide better and more precise solutions for my clients."
--Fernando Ribas, Attorney
Additional feedback from student evaluations:
Professor Rathod is a great professor. He is knowledgeable in the field of immigration law and is an engaging and effective educator. The course content was very good and materials were presented clearly. The best part was having access to lectures to be able to repeat certain complicated sections as needed.
The content modules were fantastic. The categorizations of the material into modules made sense. The lectures were clear, the readings and (nonlecture) videos were on point and helpful without being too lengthy, and the written questions really helped solidify the concepts.
Professor Rathod was phenomenal. His recorded and live lectures were well organized and covered all relevant material, including up to the minute analysis of current happenings in immigration law. The written exercises were well thought out as well, requiring me to thoroughly review and understand the material in order to finish the assignment. His comments to my written work, discussion posts, and questions were timely and thoughtful.
I really enjoyed the content and live lectures in the class. I also really enjoyed that this class discussed what was going on nationally as well since it is so relevant to what we were learning. Please have a sequel to this course!!