Prerequisites: LAW 7350
This course equips students with the practical knowledge and skills utilized in federal deportation hearings in the United States. It addresses the applicable procedures, substantive requirements, and best practices relating to representing both foreign-born citizens and the United States in such proceedings. The lab covers the most common applications for relief in such proceedings, including asylum, cancellation of removal for permanent residents, cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents, and adjustment of status. The lab will also cover issues relating to immigration detention and voluntary departure. The course is built on experiential simulations. Generally, for each topic, the course will cover a substantive requirement, the class will strategize about related examples, and individuals or groups will work through the simulation from both sides (government and respondent).