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288.9 sec. 1 - Immigration Law and Policy (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Maria Echaveste  
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Th 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 145

Course Start: January 09, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49922


The goal of this class is to review the social, political and economic factors that have influenced the development of US immigration policy and obtain a basic understanding of the key concepts and principles of immigration law. The objective of the readings and class discussions is to lay a foundation that will further our ability to evaluate the merits of current and future proposals and the increasingly intense public debate concerning US immigration policy.

This course will require the submission of a 20-25 page paper on a topic of the student's choice, which will be due at the end of the semester.

If you have taken another immigration law class, you can still take this class as its focus is different than others offered.

Maria Echaveste joined University of California’s Berkeley School of Law as a Lecturer after co-founding a strategic and policy consulting group, serving as a senior White House and U.S. Department of Labor official, and working as a community leader and corporate attorney. She is also Policy and Program Development Director/Senior Fellow with the Law School’s Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.

From 1998 to 2001, she served as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. In this capacity, Echaveste, among other things, managed domestic policy initiatives that focused on education, civil rights, immigration and economic opportunity. Ms Echaveste is also a non-resident fellow of the Center for American Progress working on issues such as immigration, civil rights and education. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the US/Mexico Foundation, Mi Familia Vota (focused on increasing Latino civic participation) and California Healthcare Foundation.
Ms. Echaveste received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from Stanford University in 1976. In 1980, Ms. Echaveste received a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Public Law and Policy

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