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Asylum & Immigration Law

This module aims to equip students to act as a trainee solicitor for clients seeking immigration advice including on asylum law and practice and applicants for british nationality.

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Learning outcomes

At the end of an elective, successful students, under appropriate supervision, should be able in the context immigration law and practice to:

  1. demonstrate their knowledge and understanding and employ the applicable skills in immigration, nationality and asylum law and practice
  2. use the legal knowledge, skills, procedures and behaviours appropriate to each immigration client and each immigration, nationality and asylum law matter
  3. identify the overall nature of the immigration matter, at the 3 different points of immigration control, then plan and progress that matter through the appropriate series of steps and decisions including, where appropriate, drafting documentation
  4. identify the immigration client's goals and alternative means of achieving those goals, and deal appropriately with client care
  5. investigate and identify the relevant facts, research and identify the relevant immigration, nationality and asylum legal issues, and advise the client on the legal consequences
  6. recognise and act within the rules of professional conduct
  7. identify the client’s reasonable expectations as to quality and timeliness of service

Element 1 – Nationality Students should be able to 1. Identify the basic concepts of nationality law 2. Advise on the diverse requirements of nationality law and the making of a British citizenship application

Element 2 – Immigration Students should be able to 1. Appreciate the difference between administrate removal and deportation 2. Analyse facts, identify issues and apply the law relating to the 5 tier points based system, in a transaction based context 3. Advise the client on the law relating to making a permanent visa application in the context of a family and partnership relationship, including advice on remedies 4. Appreciate the difference between the various visitor’s visas 5. Advise the client on the law relating to making a temporary visa application in the context of a visitor, student and fiancé, including advice on remedies 6. Draft the documents necessary to bring and defend proceedings in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal 7. Advise the client on the possible methods of funding litigation at the initial stages and also in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal 8. Identify the appropriate EEA regulations applicable in a case involving an EEA national oppose to domestic immigration law 9. Demonstrate an understanding of the Tribunal’s case management powers and the procedure to be followed at the Tribunal hearing

Element 3 - Asylum Law and Practice Students should be able to 1. Analyse facts, identify issues and apply the law relating to the 1951 United Nations Convention relation to the status of refugees, in a transaction based context 2. Advise the client on the law relating to asylum including advice on remedies 3. Draft the grounds of appeal necessary to bring proceedings in an Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in the context of asylum

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LLB

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