Course Details

Refugees and Asylum

Seminar Description: 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. Method of Evaluation: Attendance; participation in arguing or deciding a hypothetical situation; research paper on pre-approved topic; brief oral presentation of paper topic. Multiple draft papers are permitted Students who would like to complete the 2 draft writing requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will be able to self-enroll in the associated LAWWRT 602 Section 16 course section (class nbr 18796) during open enrollment August 26-September 25, 2015. Students who would like to complete the 3 draft requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will need to submit a request for approval via the Writing Requirement form on the Registration and Records Registration page to obtain professor permission. The professor may limit the number of 3 drafts allowed in this course. Students may submit this request during open enrollment: August 26-September 25,2015. Items required for course: Materials contained in a non-refundable Course Pack compiled by Professor Hughes.

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


Course History

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

Fall 2014
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 13