Immigration Law

(4270.04) Course
Instructor(s): J. Swaisland & N. Mithoowani; Adjunct Professors

Description: This course begins with an overview of the Canadian immigration system and international migration patterns with the objective of understanding who is coming to Canada and why.The basic features of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Regulations will then be discussed including:  family sponsorship, economic immigration, refugee law, and inadmissibility.  Embedded in this discussion will be an overview of how immigration decision-making takes place and the reviewability of immigration administrative decisions.  The final portion of the course will be devoted to looking at current topics in immigration law including those that arise out of the application of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and national security interests.

Evaluation: In-Class Participation and Assignments (20%), Open-book examination (80%).

Fall: 4 credits; 4 hours
Max. Enrollment: 80
Prerequisite Courses: None
Preferred Courses: Administrative Law
Presentation: Lectures and discussion
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement: No
Praxicum: No