Friday, April 1, 2016

Immigration Law Opportunity

This summer, Hofstra University and the University at California San Diego are offering an intensive, three-credit, hands-on immigration course at the end of May. All classes will be on campus at UC San Diego from Sunday, May 22, to Sunday, May 29. The program includes lectures, practical training, court visits and course-specific field trips. Course coverage includes analysis of federal enforcement methods at the border; introduction of various legal, political, human and moral issues raised by enforcement methods; and study of immigration statutes and cases. Students may be required to attend three hours of lecture in advance of participating in the program, which will be made available via webcast.

Some highlights of the program include:
  • Monday, May 23 - tour the U.S.-Mexico border with Border Patrol 
  • Tuesday, May 24 - tour the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana and meeting with the Non-Immigrant Visa Chief 
  • Thursday, May 26 - tour the Otay Mesa Detention Facility with Immigration sand Customs Enforcement, and observation of detained immigration court proceedings with the Executive Office of Immigration Review 
  • Friday, May 27 – observe sentencing proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and panel discussion with an assistant U.S. Attorney, federal public defender, and representative from DHS.
Hofstra has extended their application deadline to Friday, April 15. To obtain an application, visit the Hofstra website.