General Course Descriptions for Terms: immigration


854 - Clinical Program: Immigrant Justice Clinic

Immigrant Justice Clinic Course Learning Outcomes: • You will competently engage in case management, such as using case management software, file organization, timekeeping, and notetaking. • You will effectively and sensitively solicit information from clients in interviews and learn to use trauma-informed interviewing skills. • You will be able to evaluate the various options available to clients, estimate the pros and cons, explain these to the client, and recommend a course of action. • You will be able to understand and apply substantive immigration law related to removal defense at a basic level. • You will be able to research complicated questions of immigration law. • You will demonstrate effective legal writing, such as correspondence, affidavits, motions, and memoranda of law. • You will demonstrate oral advocacy skills, such as informal advocacy, direct examination, opening and closing statements, and the ability to extemporaneously dialogue with an adjudicator. • You will engage in strategic planning, such as deciding how to frame a theory of the case, what evidence to pursue and submit, what motions to file, and what witnesses to call to testify. • You will develop and refine your own definition of what it means to be a legal professional, incorporating the rules of professional conduct and your own values. • You will collaborate with other students and work through collaboration difficulties.



873 - Immigration Law



940 - Sports Law

Sports lawyering is not entirely what you saw in the movie Jerry Maguire. The agent-player relationship is just a tiny fraction of sports lawyering. This class will cover, in a small part, that relationship, but seeks to broaden the concept of sports law to everything related to the business, law, and regulation of sport. There will be an emphasis on antitrust laws and the impact it has on the business of sport. This class will further combine doctrinal concepts including antitrust, labor law, intellectual property, commissioner’s powers, amateur sports, and immigration law. Students can expect practical teachings by being presented real life scenarios encountered by real sports lawyers and being asked to apply the assigned case law to resolve issues for employers and clients.



950 - Spanish for Lawyers

Spanish for Lawyers is intended to aid fluent or highly proficient Spanish speakers to develop vocabularies and methods to facilitate more effective attorney communications with Spanish-speaking clients who possess limited English proficiency. This course is not intended for Law students with beginning or intermediate Spanish language skills. The course is appropriate for Law students whose Spanish proficiency is high (can speak and understand at an advanced level, even if not fluent). The instructor, Adjunct Professor Cynthia Herber, is an attorney and Certified Spanish Interpreter for US Federal Courts and, formerly, for the Wisconsin Supreme Court; she was previously in private practice in Milwaukee. The course will introduce Spanish legal terminology in such areas as immigration law, criminal law, employment law, family law, and housing. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening comprehension. Students will also be given homework assignments, including grammar exercises, to assist students with Spanish mastery. Class instruction will take place primarily in the Spanish language. The 2-credit, remotely-delivered, course will be graded on a mandatory pass-fail basis.