Spring 2012 Section 001
Law 313: Refugee and Asylum Law

Schedule: Eve Class
Instructor(s): Harris, Lindsay
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 20023
Day(s): Wednesday
Location: Hazel Hall 432C - Mercatus Board Room
Time: 6:00pm-7:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Notes:
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: 05-09-2012 6:00pm
Prerequisites: None
General Description: This course will cover the international and U.S. refugee law regime, with a focus on asylum law in the United States. The course will trace the history and development of the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, the 1967 Protocol, and the U.S. Refugee Act of 1980. Students will become familiar with the key actors in the asylum and refugee law arena, including the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, international non-governmental organizations, the U.S. Congress, the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, and the federal courts. Students will gain an understanding of the refugee definition as interpreted in the U.S.