CourseCriminal Law and Immigration - Law 681H
Instructor Kara Hartzler   View Faculty Page
Emailkhartzler@firrp.org
Units 2 - Graded
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This course will focus on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Padilla v. Kentucky that requires criminal defense attorneys to advise noncitizens on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.  Students will be introduced to the categorical and modified categorical approaches and learn a practical three-step method to determining whether a particular plea will trigger removability.  We will also study recent state law attempts to regulate immigration and analyze whether such laws are invalid under the Supremacy Clause.

 
Materials

Surviving Padilla: A Defender's Guide to Advising Noncitizens on the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions. Only $24.95 at:
www.firrp.org/info/news/2011/06/21/surviving-padilla-book-criminal-defense-attorneys/

 
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