The demand for immigration attorneys has perhaps never been greater, as courts, law enforcement, policymakers, and citizens and noncitizens grapple with immigration laws that seem to be constantly in flux. Penn State Law offers relevant coursework and a clinic dedicated to immigrants’ rights to position law graduates for careers in immigration law.
Students may earn Concentration recognition in Immigration and Migration using courses from the Selected Courses section below. J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits. A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.
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- Administrative Law
- Advanced Immigration Clinic
- Asylum & Refugee Law
- Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic
- Constitutional Law I (LL.M. Students Only)
- Immigration Law
- International Law
- International Criminal Law
- International Human Rights Seminar
- The United Nations & International Law Seminar
- Selected non-law elective courses (e.g., "Human Rights and Displaced People" in Penn State's School of International Affairs, "The Evolution of American Indian Culture" in the Anthropology Department, "Landscape Justice and Feminist/Indigenous/Queer Ecologies (reflections on the Mexico-US riparian borderlands)" and "Seminar in Human Geography" in the Geography Department, "Race and Nation in Modern Latin America," "Between Nation and Empire: The Caribbean in the 20th Century," "Space and Place in American History" (all in the History Department), certain courses in the African American Studies Department, the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Department, the School of Public Policy, and others with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval)
Additional Experiential Opportunities:
*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.