578.01 Crimmigration

Immigration law and criminal law are increasingly intertwined.  From the moment of arrest through completion of any sentence, the criminal justice system functions differently for noncitizens, with significant immigration consequences flowing from decisions at every stage.  Judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys must be aware of these consequences and prepared to address them in the course of criminal proceedings.  Immigration attorneys must be able to advise defense attorneys on the best resolutions for their clients. Lawmakers must account for the results of merging these two systems.

Through readings, discussion, and independent research projects, students will learn to analyze constitutional, statutory, and regulatory provisions concerning immigration, as well as procedural and substantive requirements in criminal proceedings as they affect noncitizens. Participants will also explore the public policy choices surrounding the use of local law enforcement agencies in immigration policing.

Enrollment Prerequisite

Pre-Requ for Immigration Law Clinic (starting in Spring 2020)

Fall 2019

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Simulated Writing, Litigation
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Oral presentation
Class participation
Kate Evans
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.578.01.F19
Email list: LAW.578.01.F19@sakai.duke.edu
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