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Adv Civil Rts: Immigrants Rts (LAW-795IC-001)
There are no prerequisites for this seminar. Grades will be based on a final paper, written reflections throughout the semester, class presentation, and class participation.
This advanced seminar examines the extent to which the reach of U.S. civil rights laws and remedies are impacted by citizenship status. The course will start with framework classes introducing the historic, current, and legislative context of noncitizen rights. It will then turn to explore case law and policies related to noncitizens in the context of: workers’ rights; access to housing, public benefits, and education; voting rights; sexual orientation; racial profiling, state and local immigration laws; and the criminal justice system. The seminar will conclude with case studies of immigrants’ rights organizing efforts, and student presentations on the research papers they developed throughout the course.
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First Class Readings
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