This seminar and practicum, with support from the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights, introduces students to international refugee law, with an emphasis on fieldwork. Class sessions combine project rounds with a consideration of the development and content of the international refugee legal regime, U.S. policy toward refugees, and the particulars of the Iraqi and Syrian refugee crises. Additionally, students will work in pairs under the supervision of private attorneys to provide legal representation to refugees in the Middle East in urgent humanitarian situations seeking resettlement in a safe third country. Guest lecturers include practitioners and scholars in the field of refugee law. The instructor is Rebecca Heller. Visit their website to learn more.


Stephen T. Poellot

Lara Finkbeiner

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