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 of immigration and citizenship courses and 10 hours of immigration clinic.*  In addition, students need to earn a total of 2 skills credits in immigration or naturalization skills courses.  Students earn one of these skills credits when they take the immigration and citizenship law course, if the course requires an appellate brief writing exercise, rather than a research paper or final examination.  The additional skills credit must be satisfied through a skills course in immigration and naturalization; not through the clinical course or the asylum and refugee law class.  Students are encouraged, but not required, to take additional related courses.

Required Courses

LAW L832 Immigration and Citizenship (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 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 mush maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses, and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.