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Fall 2020
5397 Immigration and Family Law - HEPPARD/VEGA- 24432

Professor(s): Janet Heppard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Rosemary Vega (OTHER FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 
Family Law

Time: 5:30p-7:00p  MW  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: In this class, students will work individually and in groups to find legal solutions to hypothetical situations where immigration and family law intersect e.g. marriage, divorce, adoption, domestic violence, the Hague Convention and Suits Affecting the Parent Child Relationship. Students will study family-based immigration law and learn how it relates to representation of individuals in family court. They will develop practical skills that will enable them to successfully represent clients who are seeking immigration benefits through a family member. Students will learn the practical aspects of representation of non-citizens in family court.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 9/8/2020

Course Notes: HyFlex  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to teach in a physical classroom. The extent to which that room will be used during the semester is up to the instructor and may vary during the semester. When the classroom is used by an instructor, those class sessions will be operated in “HyFlex” mode: remote presence is available to any student via internet videoconferencing, and recordings will be available. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Quota = 20


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/16 6-9pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (8/10/2020 1:33:27 PM)

Special Case

Materials are posted on Blackboard.