Law 941 - Law of the US - Mexico Border
Peter L. Reich
Academic Director, Law & Communication Intensive
M.A. UCLA, 1977
J.D. UC Berkeley, 1985
Ph.D. UCLA, 1991
This course will introduce students to the study and practice of law in the U.S.-Mexico border region across a variety of topics. As the border has generated a wide array of controversies, the casebook covers boundary questions, border detentions, immigrants’ rights, family law, real estate transactions, finance and trade, torts, crimes, environmental law, and Mexican law within the United States. For each chapter of the book, and each case, we will discuss whether the border is a “line” or a “zone” through doctrinal and policy analysis. The border, in other words, does not necessarily cease to be relevant just because the political boundary has been crossed.
Students will study cases within a regional rather than a purely subject-specific context. In this way they will learn how attorneys practicing in fields with transnational implications must evaluate multiple topics within different legal systems, understand the functioning of governmental and private institutions across boundaries, and become familiar with binational entities.
|Peter Reich||20S||941||LEC 1||Unscheduled||2.0||No||No|
|Course meets 1/7 - 1/10 and 1/13 - 1/17 from 1:30 - 4:30pm in room 2467.|
|Textbook for Spring 2020 LEC 1|
Reich, Peter L. The Law of the United States-Mexico Border: A Casebook
ISBN: 9781594601644. Carolina Academic Press. REQUIRED $60.00