Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Immigration & Naturalization (LAW-655-002)
David McConnell

Meets: 01:30 PM - 04:45 PM (S) - Warren - Room N102

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 65

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Students will be assessed through our weekly in-class discussions of immigration law topics and through the final examination for the course. Class participation will account for 20% of the final grade for the course, and the exam will count for 80%. This class will meet for 12 sessions. There is no class on Yom Kippur, Saturday, Sept. 30 and the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25. The last class session will be held on Saturday, November 18.


The purpose of this course is to examine the administrative and legal framework regulating the admission of non-citizens to the United States, the legal processes available for achieving lawful status, including naturalization, and the tools available to the government for removing immigration law violators. The course will also provide you with an introduction to our country’s asylum and refugee laws. Students will be evaluated by way of an in-class exam during the spring exam period. The course will not satisfy the upper level writing requirement.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP (8th Edition), by Aleinikoff, Martin & Motomura, eds. IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES: SELECTED STATUTES, REGULATIONS & FORMS (2016), by Aleinikoff, Martin & Motomura, eds. [NOTE: any edition after 2008 is acceptable.]

First Class Readings

Immigration and Citizenship, pages 238-49; 253-69; plus 682-93.


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