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LAW 0550: Immigration Law
Spring 2020 • Section 21

Course Description

The course provides a detailed overview of the laws which enable aliens to enter, reside in and ultimately become citizens of the United States. Among the topics discussed are: U.S. immigration policy and the limits of legislative and executive regulation of aliens, racial and geographic quotas, types of visas, arrest, detention, grounds of excludability of aliens and of waiver of excludability, political asylum and refugee admission, processing of relative and employer petitions, change of status within the U.S., administrative procedures and appeals, nationality by birth and by naturalization, revocation and expatriation.


Day/Time Location
M/W 1:10-2:25 PM Klein 1C

Course Details

  • Peter Spiro
Credit Hours

3 Credits


No Limit

Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • 1L Elective


Registration Info

Registration Notes

This section of Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Law is offered as one of the elective courses available to first year students only. There is a separate registration process in which first year students will participate.

Book List/Materials