Legal Writing, Advanced: Immigration

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE 6:25 - 8:15 pm TNH 3.125

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location


The 27530 section of this course will be taught in person but with the option of occasional remote participation via Zoom.  If students require all remote participation, they must register for the   27531 section of this course, which is identical but web-based.

In this course, students will practice distilling immigration arguments into the persuasive and pleasant-to-read prose necessary for successful advocacy. Documents to be produced, edited, and/or studied may include client declarations, legal memos, trial and appellate briefs, and others. Students will learn to draft for the various audiences an immigration practitioner will encounter, including clients, agency officials, trial and appellate judges, non-immigration lawyers, and the public.  Through peer-editing, students will become more empathetic writers and more skilled self-editors. 

This 2-credit class meets once each week. There is no midterm or final exam. It will be graded Pass/Fail.


Textbooks ( * denotes required )

No materials required


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/14/2020 Experiential credit changed