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262.66 sec. 001 - Forced Migration (Fall 2024)

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 141
From August 22, 2024
To November 21, 2024

Course Start: August 22, 2024
Course End: November 21, 2024
Class Number: 32174

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 4
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 07/13 11:57 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 class may be counted as either an Option 1 class (two Option 1 classes satisfy the J.D. writing requirement) or units from this class may count toward the J.D. Race and Law Requirement. This class may count for both requirements if and only if a student is electing Option 1 and the student's other Option 1 class being used to satisfy the J.D. writing requirement is not being counted towards any other requirement.

The Race and Law Requirement applies to the class of 2026 and beyond.

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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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