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Refugees and Asylum

Coverage: The seminar concentrates on the U.S. statutory definition of refugee which forms the basis for asylum. This definition includes the definition from the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 United Nations Protocol to which over 140 countries are signatories. Consideration will be given to exclusions from and alternatives to asylum. While the basic definitions apply globally, most cases read are from the U.S. Evaluation: Presence, participation, oral presentation; research paper. Teaching Method: Several methods will be used to explore the concepts refugees and asylum: (1) lecture; (2) discussion and role- play of hypothetical cases of aliens seeking refugee status and asylum; (3) presentation and discussion of students' paper topics and (4) submission of a paper. Text: Coursepack compiled by Professor Hughes Prerequisites: None Papers: Multiple draft papers are permitted


Catalog Number: CONPUB 698
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law & ProcedureInternational Law Practice Area
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class ,  3 draft degree req may be met with class


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 8



Fall 2012
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 8



Fall 2011
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9



Fall 2010
Title: Refugees and Asylum
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce Anne (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 8