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Eligibility and Structure

The Program in Refugee and Asylum Law has been designed to enable JD and LLM students entering in the fall of any year to complete the program, should they wish to do so, while the courses and seminars available for audit by doctoral students and research scholars will vary with the length and timing of those individuals' presence in Ann Arbor. 

For JD students, the Law School's course in Transnational Law is a co-requisite for enrollment in the foundational International Refugee Law course (LLM and doctoral students, as well as research scholars, are exempt from this requirement).

*Professor Hathaway will be on sabbatical leave Fall 2020–Fall 2021.

"Through Prof. Hathaway's innovative teaching, students learn the international refugee law framework as well as its historical foundations, the policy issues confronting the international community, and the human cost of dislocation."
—Anne K. Cusick, '00, Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of State


[Click titles to expland course descriptions.]

International Refugee Law–Law 724

Refugee Rights Workshop–Law 845

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