351.01 U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law

This 3-credit course will provide an overview of immigration law and policy. It will examine the legal, social, historical, and political factors that constructed immigration law and policy in the U.S.  In examining these various factors, the course will analyze several inherent conflicts that arise in immigration law, including, among other things, the tension between the right of a sovereign nation to determine whom to admit to the nation state and the constitutional and human rights of noncitizens to gain admission or stay in the U.S., issues that arise between noncitizens and citizens of the U.S. with regard to employment, security, and civil rights and the tension between the federal and state governments in regulating immigration law.

Spring 2020

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Final Exam
Class participation
Eisha Jain
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.351.01.Sp20
Email list: LAW.351.01.Sp20@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice