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262.66 sec. 001 - Forced Migration (Fall 2023)

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
Location: Law 111
From August 24, 2023
To November 30, 2023

Course Start: August 24, 2023
Course End: November 30, 2023
Class Number: 32085

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

In the past century, increasing numbers of people around the world have been forced from their homes by interlinked factors, including persecution, armed conflict, human rights violations, natural disasters, development, and socio-economic distress. Whether in the form of Ukrainians fleeing Russian invasion, diverse groups of migrants at the U.S. southern border, or refugees in protracted displacement in the Global South, "forced migration" will continue to shape politics, economics, and culture in our globalized world for decades to come.

This seminar will introduce students to 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, children on the move, 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.

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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