Certificate in Immigration and Citizenship Law and Practice

In order to attain the Certificate in Immigration and Citizenship Law and Practice, students must complete 16 hours of coursework; 6 hours in the basic core immigration and citizenship courses and 10 hours of immigration clinic.  Students are encouraged, but not required, to take additional related courses.

Required Courses

LAW L832 Immigration and Citizenship Law (3 hrs)
LAW L933 Asylum and Refugee Law (3 hrs)
LAW L897 Clinical Seminar:  Immigration (10 hrs) - Students will take over 2 semesters.

Suggested Electives 

LAW L934 Detention and Removal Defense (2 hrs)
LAW L936 Immigration Justice:  Practice, Policy & Process:  Selected Problems (2 hrs)
LAW L937 Selected Topics in Immigration (2 hrs)
LAW L938 Health in Immigration and Citizenship Law (1 or 2 hrs)

LAW L885 Gender Law in Practice (3 hrs)
LAW L900 Academic Externship (1-2 hrs)
LAW L844 Administrative Law (3 hrs)
LAW L840 Employment Law (3 hrs)
LAW L820 Employment Discrimination (3 hrs)
LAW L924 Human Rights Advocacy Project (3 hrs)
LAW L932 Immigration Law Seminar (2 hrs)
LAW L878 International Law (3 hrs)
LAW L955 Advanced Constitutional Law - 14th Amendment (3 hrs)
LCOM L800 Family Law (3 hrs)

Grade Point Average

In order to receive the certificate, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses, and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.