Immigration Law

Course Description

This offering will survey the basic issues and practical aspects of immigration law. At its core, the course will explore the legal criteria and procedures that govern whether non-U.S.-citizens may enter, and whether they remain, in the United States. The basic course will also provide students with a sense of the historical development of U.S. immigration laws, including foundational cases, the role of immigration in the context of constitutional jurisprudence, congressional judgment on legislative initiatives, administrative implementation of pertinent statute and regulations, and help in identifying and applying some recurring statutory interpretation techniques while exploring past immigration enactments. The course will also consider the relationship between U.S. immigration law and policies, and the criminal justice system, technological development and the economy. A final examination will be required.

Current and Previous Instructors

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions

P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

Currently Scheduled Sections

CRN: 97095

  • Fall '23
  • 3
  • 460
  • Mon: 3:15-5:15
    Wed: 4:20-5:15


  • Maureen Sweeney

  • 0 openings. (Limit 30).


  • Spring '24
  • Mon: 1:05-3:05
    Wed: 2:10-3:05


  • Enrollment Limit: