This course will take a very practical approach to immigration law so that students will put the principles learned in the basic Immigration Law class to practice. It will be run like a law firm where students are the associates. A case study/set of facts will be discussed in each class and students will then be doing independent research on their own and preparing an application packet or a brief just like they would do in practice. The work students turn in along with attendance will comprise the entire grade. There will be no exams.
In the basic Immigration Law class students learn about the various governmental agencies. In this class, the heads of the various local offices of the federal government will actually meet with the class and will share with students what it is that they do and what their agencies are in charge of. The instructor will try to arrange a field trip to the relevant government agencies the typical immigration lawyer interacts with. A field trip to immigration court in El Paso may also be arranged, however this would have to be done during a period of time when classes are not in session.