LAWEA817-06 Criminal Immigration Simulation

This course will examine the laws and policies that create immigration consequences for criminal arrests and convictions (commonly known as "Crim-Imm"). Students will learn to analyze criminal statutes in the context of deportability, eligibility for lawful status, and detention. Students will gain practice-oriented perspectives, including the obligations of defense attorneys to advise their clients and the roles of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies. We will also examine the cooperation between local, state, and federal mass incarceration systems with federal immigration agencies. This course is highly recommended for students interested in pursuing careers in direct legal services, such as criminal defense, prosecution, and immigration representation and is also useful for clerkships and careers in the federal government. (This course counts towards the Public Interest Law Practice Concentrations and the Criminal Law Practice Concentration.)