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14th Annual Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition Award-Winners Announced Read more...

Posted: 04/21/2014

 

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Continues with John Cannon of Shearman & Sterling Read more...

Posted: 04/07/2014

 

Board of Regents Approves Reduction in Arizona Law Nonresident Tuition Read more...

Posted: 04/04/2014

 

Peter Mundheim & Brandon Becker Join Prof. Mundheim in the Conversation Series Read more...

Posted: 03/31/2014

 

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Start March 24, 2014 Read more...

Posted: 03/24/2014

 

Arizona Law Career Development Starts Interview Program in Phoenix Read more...

Posted: 03/14/2014

 

Arizona Law and Quarles & Brady Partner to Launch Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic Read more...

Posted: 03/11/2014

 

UANews Features Prof. Anaya's Work as Teacher & International Human Rights Expert Read more...

Posted: 02/27/2014

 

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Rewards Excellence in Legal Writing Read more...

Posted: 02/17/2014

 

Prof Anaya Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Read more...

Posted: 02/07/2014

 

Environmental Breakfast Club 2013 - 2014 Schedule Read more...

Posted: 09/11/2013

 

 

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Course Description

This seminar focuses primarily on U.S. refugee law, while at the same time exploring its internal origins and comparing it with international norms of refugee protection. The course considers the concepts of a well-founded fear of persecution and a threat to life or freedom, the requirement that the persecution feared be "on account of" one of five grounds, the process for seeking protection from removal as a refugee, the bars to eligibility, and the rights of asylum seekers. Each of the five bases for obtaining protection as a refugee are examined, with a particular focus on controversial areas such as claims to refugee status related to gender, domestic violence, and sexual orientation. Other responses to refugee crises, such as conferral of temporary protection, are also explored. Finally, the course examines the scope and limitations of the protections against repatriation set forth in the United Nations Convention Against Torture and implementing domestic legislation.

 

Updated: 01/06/2014