The study of the immigration law and & policy and its intersections with other subject areas is a fruitful academic and professional path. It touches on a wide range of important policy issues, including:

  • The rules governing legal entry/exit to the U.S.
  • The rules for acquiring citizenship in the U.S.
  • The rights of immigrants within the U.S.
  • The rights of the undocumented
  • The relationship between the states and the federal government - and among the three branches of government - in a system of shared responsibility.
  • The administrative and judicial procedures used to enforce immigration law.

The Immigration Law & Policy Program supports scholarship and teaching in immigration law and offers students several different opportunities to apply their developing constitutional knowledge in public service projects. In addition to these curricular and extracurricular opportunities, Colorado Law partners students with lawyers in the community who are involved in constitutional litigation or policy work for externships and pro bono work.

 

Core Courses

In addition to the basic course in immigration law, Colorado Law offers a wide range of opportunities to explore different facets of the Constitution:

Clinics & Skills Courses