International Refugee Assistance Project (30170). 3 units. This seminar and practicum will introduce students to international refugee law, with an emphasis on fieldwork. Class sessions will combine project rounds with a consideration of the development and content of the international refugee legal regime, U.S. policy toward refugees, and the particulars of the Iraqi and Syrian refugee crises. Additionally, students will work in pairs under the supervision of private attorneys to provide legal representation to refugees in the Middle East in urgent humanitarian situations seeking resettlement in a safe third country. Guest lecturers will include practitioners and scholars in the field of refugee law. Permission of the instructor required. R. Heller and L. Finkbeiner.
Note: Accepted students will be notified before the beginning of the term and they will be asked to confirm their commitment to this clinic. A no-drop policy will apply thereafter.