The LL.M. Immigration Law Concentration Program will offer LL.M. students advanced exposure to immigration law and help prepare students for practice in the area. The concentration is awarded upon successful completion of several immigration law related courses and a substantial research paper on an immigration law topic.
Requirements for LL.M. Immigration Law Concentration
To qualify for the LL.M. Immigration Law Concentration LL.M. students are required to complete one foundation course listed below and satisfactorily complete 8 units from the Elective Courses for LL.M. Immigration Law Concentration list below including the foundation course units.
Students must complete a writing requirement by completing a paper on an immigration law topic approved by Dean Greenwood and/or Professor Morri. The paper may be completed through the LL.M. Legal Research and Writing class or an equivalent independent writing project. The same paper may be used to satisfy the law school writing requirement and the concentration writing requirement.
Elective Courses for LL.M. Immigration Law Concentration
*Elective courses are offered on a rotating basis. Not all courses will be taught in any given year. Please check the Course Descriptions webpage for current course offerings.
- 233B A Comparative Study of Forced Migration: The Case of Central America and Venezuela in the Americas (2)
- 235 Administrative Law (3)
- 227B Advanced Criminal Procedure (3)
- 235C Advanced Topics in Administrative Law (2)
- 227A Criminal Procedure (3 or 4)
- 222 Critical Race Theory Seminar (2)
- 260 Employment Discrimination (3 or 4)
- 260A Employment Law (3)
- 272 Family Law (3)
- 259 Feminist Legal Theory (2)
- 248B Human Rights in Context (2)
- 292C Humanizing Deportation (2)
- 292B Immigration Crimes (2)
- 270 International Business Transactions (2 or 3)
- 248 International Law (3)
- 251 Labor Law (2 or 3)
- 254A Law and Rural Livelihoods (3)
- 214A Migration, Work, and Taxation (2)
- 288CS National Security Law (2)
- 258 Professional Responsibility (3)
- 222D Race and the Law (2)
- 263A Trial Practice (3)
- 259B Women’s Human Rights (2)
- 250B Writing Requirement Workshop (1)
- 292A Advanced Topics in Immigration and Citizenship Law Seminar (2)
- 233 Asylum and Refugee Law (2)
- 440 Immigration Law Clinic (4 each semester)