Southwest Border Crimes

SLN #: 75459
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 025
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Rocha
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Course Description:
This course will examine how the federal government prosecutes people illegally entering (or re-entering) the United States; apply federal drug-trafficking laws to prosecute mules and cartel members; use informants to obtain information about human smuggling networks; and how or why people overstay their visas once they enter the United States. Using real cases, students will learn how federal courts interpret the constitutional rights of a non-citizen, and the intersection between criminal and immigration law considering the U.S. Supreme Court case, Padilla v. Kentucky. The course will give students a deeper understanding of the types of cases and individuals processed through federal courts, the specific laws to prosecute such people, and how the federal sentencing guidelines work in meting punishment.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.