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233 Asylum and Refugee Law (2)

Discussion - 2 hours. May satisfy Advanced Writing Requirement with Professor's approval. This course surveys U.S. and international law concerning refugees and asylum-seekers. Special attention will be paid to questions about the meaning of persecution, the evolving definition of "particular social groups" in U.S. law, protections for gender-related violence, statutory bars to asylum, and U.S. policy regarding overseas refugees. Justifications for providing refugee protections as opposed to alternative solutions, possibly to broader groups of people, will also be considered.

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