Course Description

601:793. IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY JUSTICE PRACTICUM (2)

Gottesman/Furcajg


This course was created in response to overwhelming demand for legal information from community groups, religious institutions, and schools working with immigrant communities in South Jersey. The goal of this course is to respond to these requests by providing students with the substantive legal knowledge, understanding of professional responsibility issues, and the practical tools to present community Know Your Rights presentations.  In the summer of 2017 the course will focus on two main substantive law topics: (1) the rights of non-citizens when stopped by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the interior of the United States, and (2) the laws related to emergency family and financial planning in the event a parent is detained by ICE.  Assessment will be based on performance at two community presentations and a Power of Attorney drafting event, two 5-page reflection papers, and a quiz to be completed prior to the first community presentation.  In addition to the classroom sessions listed on the schedule, the community presentations and Power of Attorney drafting event will be scheduled outside of regular classroom hours, likely in the evenings or over the weekend.