Asylum and Refugee Law

3.00 crs.

This course surveys the law of asylum and related protection for those fleeing danger in their home countries through a case simulation and a set of practice-oriented exercises that include preparation of an asylum hearing memorandum.  Students examine asylum and refugee law and policy in the United States, and under international law, and the legal grounds for barring individuals from asylum.  There is no prerequisite for the course. Students completing the course earn three experiential learning credits, one skills credit, and satisfy the Law and Poverty Requirement.