AMCULT 405 - Topics in American Culture
Fall 2023, Section 002 - Immigrant Justice Lab
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Spend a semester working with other law students and upper-level undergraduate students to support lawyers from the Michigan Immigration Rights Center on asylum cases here in Michigan. Under faculty supervision, students will learn to draft asylum briefs, summarize and translate historical texts, research effective legal arguments, and contribute to developing a national research database for use in asylum cases. Students will also deepen their understanding of immigration law and policy, develop historical and legal research skills, and explore the history of violence and migration through work on real-life asylum cases. This class is ideal for students who are eager to work conscientiously and ethically with others in teams to benefit a non-profit community partner.

Course Requirements:

Instructor permission required.


AMCULT 405 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: 001: American Indian Law in Popular Culture
002 (SEM)
 In Person
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: 002: "Immigrant Justice Lab". Interested students must email the instructor for permission to enroll.
003 (SEM)
 In Person
M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: 003: Meets-with FTVM 455 "Film Noir"
004 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: 004: Meets-with AAS 498 "What's Love (Sex+Race) Got To Do with It: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century"
005 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: 005: Meets-with HISTART 497 "Art and Resistance in Detroit, 1900-Present"

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