Spring 2012 Course Schedule

Business Immigration Law (LAW-976-001)

Meets: 08:00 PM - 09:50 PM (M) - Room 524

Enrolled: 30 / Limit: 35

Administrator Access


For more information, please contact the instructor, Patrick Shen, at pshen@fragomen.com or (202) 349-2078.


The course will consist of a broad overview of the visa categories through which employers may bring foreign professionals to the U.S. as a business visitor or employee. The student will gain an understanding of which categories are best suited for the length of assignment, type of industry and job description. The student also will study in depth the economic, social and political considerations behind immigration policy and lawmaking in Washington and in the individual states. Finally, students will learn how to identify the immigration-related pitfalls that U.S. and multinational corporations encounter and how to establish immigration compliant in-house programs.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

Students will not be required to purchase a text book for the class. Instead, the instructor will provide internet accessible background materials applicable to the topic of each class, including court cases, agency memoranda, and published articles.

First Class Readings

1.Keeping Talent in America, by Stuart Anderson, National Foundation for American Policy

2.H-B Visa Number, No Relationship to Economic Needs, by John Miano, Center for Immigration Studies

3.No, the Skills Shortage Doesn’t Exist, by Ron Hira, Rochester Inst. of Technology

Additional readings will be posted on MyWCL


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