General Course Descriptions for Terms: immigration

873 - Immigration Law

Survey of the immigration law of the United States.

915 - SP Crim. J. Admin: Carceral Intersections

The criminal legal system has been the subject of much critique. Calls for reform, decarceration, and even abolition of the system, while more prominent now, are longstanding. But the criminal legal system does not operate isolated from other legal systems. This seminar will interrogate how various legal systems impact individuals, families, and communities. We will take a critical look at the ways the criminal legal system, the immigration system, and the family regulation system (child welfare system) interact with one another. This seminar will draw on historical and sociological lenses as well as experiential epistemologies, critical legal perspectives, and feminist legal scholarship.

940 - Race, Racism, and the Law

Topics covered in Race, Racism & the Law are: -What is Race? Race the Power of an Illusion; Notes on the State of Virginia; Dred Scott v. Sanford. -Not Just Black People: Racism with Native, Chinese, Japanese and Mexicans Johnson & Graham’s Lessee v. McIntosh; Cherokee Nation v. Georgia. -Worcester v. Georgia; Indian Citizenship Act of 1924; ;Tee-Hit-Ton v. United States; Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe; The “Chinese” Problem – People v. Hall; Japanese – Korematsu v. United States; Mexicans – Campaign of Terror, “Zoot Suit Riots”; Tennessee v. Garner; Graham v. Connor; Qualified Immunity: Estate of Smart by Smart v. City of Wichita,. -Black Lives Matter Protest: A Legal Review of Deadly Force; Estate of Harmon v. Salt Lake City. -Qualified Immunity. Review the 13th Amendment; Kalief Browder, Netflix; Meek Mills, Netflix) -Racism and the Criminal Justice System. War on Drugs: Federal Drug Laws and the Impact on Minority Communities; Brief Overview of Certain Aspects of the Criminal Justice System; Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System; Operation Pipeline; Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program; Military Cooperation with Law Enforcement Act; Reagan’s National Security Decision Directive; 4th Amendment Rules; Florida v. Bostick; Ohio v. Robinette: Subjective and Reasonableness; Mandatory Minimums: the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986; Kimbrough v. United States; Harmelin v. Michigan. -Eighth Amendment—Excessive Bail; Wis. Stat. 969.01(1) and (4); Kalief Browder: Pre-Trial Detention; Prosecutorial Discretion: The Case of William Arnold Jr.; Probation and Parole: Discussion of Meek Mills: Probation and The Courts; Truth in Sentencing: Wis. Act 283; Review Shelly v. Kraemer, Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. -Voting Rights and The Battle for Democratic Voice; Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot; Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin Republican Legislature; Merrill v. People First of Alabama; Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of Pennsylvania; 15th Amendment; 19th Amendment; Reconstruction Act of 1867; Radical Reconstruction 1867 to 1877; Post Reconstruction Efforts to Limit Voting; Guinn v. United States; 1965 Alabama Literacy Test; Poll Tax: Breedlove v. Suttles; Harper v. Virginia Board of Election, Gomillion v. Lightfoot; Voting Rights Act of 1965; Gatson County v. United States; Shelby County Alabama v. Holder. -Voting Rights Continued: Gerrymandering and Felony Disenfranchisement. Florida Question: Does requiring individuals to pay off all remaining fees before being considered a rehabilitated felon a modern day poll tax? Gerrymandering: Vieth v. Jubelier; Gill v. Whitford; Both Democratic and Republican led states have abused their power. -Immigration: United States v. Wong Kim Ark; Graham v. Department of Pub. Welfare; Plyler v. Doe; INS v. Lopez-Mendoza; Hamdan v. Rumsfeld; Padilla v. Kentucky; Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California. Evicted by Matthew Desmond; The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein -Racism in Housing: From Restrictive Covenants to Renting; 14th Amendment Plessy v. Ferguson; National Housing Act of 1934; The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein; What is De Jure Racial Segregation? Buchanan v. Warley; Shelly v. Kramer; Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co; Fair Housing Act of 1968; Limiting of Damages by the Court. -Racism in Schools: The Struggle for Equal Education; Cumming v. Richard County Board of Education; Meyer v. Nebraska; Brown v. Board of Education; Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1; Miranda in Schools.

950 - Spanish for Lawyers

Description: Spanish for Lawyers is intended to aid fluent or highly proficient Spanish speakers develop vocabularies 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 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 coursework assignments, including but not limited to grammar exercises, to assist students with Spanish mastery. Class instruction will be primarily in the Spanish language and will be conducted remotely. Finally, the 2-credit course will be graded on a mandatory pass-fail basis. Instructor: Perla J. Rubio Terrones is a UW Law alumni currently practicing immigration law as a staff attorney with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in El Paso, Texas. Prior to her role with KIND, she was a Clinical Instructor at the Immigrant Justice Clinic of the University of Wisconsin Law School and previously taught the Spanish for Lawyers course during the Spring semester of 2021. Throughout her legal experience, Perla has used her Spanish skills to represent clients, collaborate with community leaders, and work together with federal representatives and stakeholders. Her experience has taught her the importance of utilizing her language skills for the benefit of those with limited language access. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge with future attorneys that will use their legal profession to serve Spanish-speaking communities.