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Administrative Law Research: Immigration Concentration Class Site

Introduction to Class

Welcome to the Administrative Law Research: Immigration Concentration Class Site!

Be sure to read the assigned reading/watch the class videos for the week on this site BEFORE taking the weekly quiz in D2L! Also, remember that the quiz is TIMED so be sure you understand the information before starting the quiz. 

Click here to watch a video about the syllabus and the class format. (It will be available at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021.)

Course Objectives

There is a lot to know about immigration/administrative law legal research so you can't hope to learn or remember everything at first. Therefore, the goals of the class are relatively modest because once you have a basic understanding it is easy to add to your knowledge in the future.

At the end of this class you should:

  • Understand the basic framework of administrative law and agencies
  • Understand state and federal regulatory processes
  • Understand the organization and purposes of statutes, administrative codes, registers, agency decisions, and agency guidance documents
  • Be familiar with the different online sources for immigration law research
  • Efficiently use a variety of sources to find immigration law secondary sources, statutes, regulations, cases, agency decisions, and guidance documents
  • Efficiently use a variety of sources to track statutory and regulatory developments
  • Efficiently use a variety of sources to find the history of statutes and regulations
  • Efficiently use a variety of finding methods (indexes, table of contents, terms and connectors searching, etc.) to research immigration/administrative law topics
  • Conduct efficient and effective immigration/administrative law research to answer legal questions and develop legal arguments