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262.66 sec. 001 - Forced Migration (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Tilman David Jacobs  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
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From August 25, 2022
To December 01, 2022

Course Start: August 25, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 32395

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 23
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

In the past century, massive movements of forced migrants have often caught the international community unprepared. Whether in the form of Ukrainians fleeing Russian invasion or diverse groups of migrants at the U.S. southern border, forced migration will continue to shape politics, economics, and culture in our globalized world for decades to come.

This seminar will introduce students to the key concepts, norms, and narratives of forced migration. We will critically examine legal and policy responses to population displacement in the international and domestic spheres, and explore some important aspects of forced migration, including human trafficking, unaccompanied children, and ecomigration. As part of our immersion in this complex phenomenon, students will have the opportunity to identify and write a short paper about a topical issue that interests them.

Tilman Jacobs previously taught at the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he was Robert J. Golten Fellow of International Human Rights. As a lawyer, he has worked for various immigrants’ rights organizations across the country, representing and advocating for adults and children seeking refuge in the U.S. He received his J.D. with a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University Law Center and his M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Public Law and Policy
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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