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LAW 1067: Asylum at the US-Mexico Border: Resistance and the Rule of Law
Spring 2022 • Section 21 • CRN 45299

Course Description

This course will examine federal policies that limit the right to seek asylum at the US-Mexico border and impact litigation challenging these policies. Students will examine the role of the federal court in protecting the rights of asylum seekers at the border and will also explore the role that practices such as accompaniment, human rights monitoring, and popular rights education play in resisting these policies at the border. This course will also examine federal and state responses to resistance, including the criminalization of migrants and human rights defenders. This course will examine case studies and emphasize practice skills in movement lawyering, human rights monitoring, and impact litigation.


Day/Time Location
W 4:00-5:50 PM Barrack 207

Course Details

  • Nicole Ramos
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

Registration Notes

For the Concurrent Pre-Requisites below, you can take LAW 0550 (Immigration Law) "OR" LAW 1003 (Refugee Law & Policy). This does not satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.

Concurrent Pre-Requisites

The following courses must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course:

  • LAW 0550 (Immigration Law)
  • LAW 1003 (Refugee Law and Policy)

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