Professors Lenni Benson and Lindsay Curcio
Combines a seminar with a supervised placement in exploring advanced issues in immigration and nationality law. The placements include government agencies, private law firms, in-house corporate legal departments, public interest agencies, and clinics. Seminar topics include business visa practice; immigration related employment discrimination; acquired, derivative, and dual citizenship; deportation and exclusion grounds and relief; political asylum and INS enforcement techniques. Workshop participants must devote at least 7 hours per week to their placements, meet with supervising faculty and placement mentor, and attend the seminar and complete all seminar assignments. The grade for the seminar is based on class assignments and two written projects modeled on typical legal materials. Students may be admitted to the two-hour seminar without undertaking a placement. 2 seminar credits are graded and 2 placement credits are pass/fail. Placement credits do not involve scheduled classes. No more than 14 placement credits may count toward the J.D. Enrollment limited.
Prerequisite: Immigration Law (GOV160) or permission of the instructor.