U.S. Refugee & Asylum Law

Academic Year

This course will address the legal framework and policy issues raised by asylum seekers in the United States. It examines the preparation and defense of asylum claims at the affirmative level and in immigration and federal courts. It will examine current trends in the evolving ground of "particular social group". It includes materials on fact-finding in the asylum process, Withholding of Removal and the Convention Against Torture, statutory bars and discretionary factors in the adjudicatory process.