Curriculum Guide · Courses
International Migration and Development
Professor Susan Martin
J.D. Seminar 076 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
This seminar is intended for students interested in preparing a research paper on a topic related to international migration. The course will focus on trends in international migration, including future economic, social, demographic, political, and other factors that will influence population movements; the elements of a normative and legal framework on which coherent migration policies could be based; the relationship between international migration and such issues as economic development, economic growth and competitiveness, poverty alleviation, trade, national and international security, social support systems, human rights, transnational organized crime, and public health; and institutional arrangements that will enhance international cooperation to promote safe and orderly migration.
Priority is given to students fulfilling the requirements of the Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies and to students enrolled in the Certificate Program in International Human Rights Law. Attendance at the first class is required and enrolled and waitlisted students must attend the first class in order to remain or be enrolled. Note: This course is cross-listed with the School of Foreign Service and meets on the main campus. Main campus courses begin Wednesday, August 28, 2013. The first meeting of this course will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Be aware this course may run on a different calendar than the Law Center during weeks where there is a holiday. Please take this into consideration when creating your schedule so that you have flexibility to attend the class on a different day, but at the same time. See the schedule of courses on the Main Campus Registrar's Webpage for room assignments at http://registrar.georgetown.edu/. Law Center students may register only through the Law Center's registration system. This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit WR section of the seminar (LAWJ-076-09) if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.