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04/17/2014
We are glad to support the many public-interest oriented students drawn to RWU Law, and this year, once again, a talented group from all three classes journeyed to snowy New Hampshire for the 27th...

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RWU Law is the only Sea Grant Legal Program north of the Mason-Dixon Line and only one of 4 in the country.



Refugee and Asylum Law

Course Number: 
LSM.869
Credits: 
2

This seminar explores US asylum law and practice employing a comparative and international approach. After establishing the international context within which refugee law has developed, the seminar focuses on U.S. practice, procedure, and doctrine. Through case law and comparative analysis, the substantive elements of refugee status are covered in greater detail. Specific topics to be addressed include the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, the Refugee Act of 1980, Convention Against Torture and other related policies and statutes. To expose students to the practical aspects of asylum advocacy, the class will watch a video about the asylum process, and observe an asylum hearing in immigration court.