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    American University Washington College of Law
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 656 Asylum and Refugee Law


(3 hrs.)

Explores law, moral obligations, and national sovereignty, and the ways in which the interplay of these forces results in the making of U.S. asylum law and policy. Topics include review of the debate over the causes of refugees, the evolution of international legal refugee protection, and the extent to which Congress sought to make U.S. asylum law comport with U.S. international obligations. The course provides an understanding of the policy considerations underlying asylum law, review and critique of prevailing asylum law, and litigation issues in asylum removal proceedings and on appeal. McConnell, Nanasi Fall, Spring