Course Details

Refugees and Asylum

The seminar concentrates on the U.S. statutory definition of refugee which forms the basis for asylum. That definition is based upon the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 United Nations Protocol to which over 140 countries are signatories. While most governing standards apply globally, cases considered are from the U.S. In addition to qualifications for refugee status and asylum, consideration will be given to exclusions from and alternatives to asylum.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 698
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law & ProcedureInternational Law Practice Area


Course History

Fall 2018
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 12

Fall 2017
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 7

Fall 2016
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 12

Fall 2015
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 10