International Refugee and Immigration Protection Law
Classes: June 2 - June 21, 2013 (3 units)
Our class in Sydney focuses on global protection for individuals fleeing persecution and other forms of harm. We will explore the relief provided under international, U.S., and Australian law for refugees, victims of trafficking in persons, crime, civil unrest, and natural disasters. We engage in a practical approach through work on simulated cases, which complements our discussion of materials on the avenues of relief for victims.
Internships: June 24 ~ August 2, 2013 (3-5 units)
We are fortunate to have a number of excellent internship placements in Sydney. Some placements are with non-governmental organizations representing refugees and victims of human trafficking. These provide an ideal opportunity for students to put into practical effect what they have learned during the International Refugee and Protection Law course. For students who would rather work in Australian civil or criminal law, we also have a number of placements available in those areas, giving students the opportunity to observe first-hand and assist in the practice of law in Australia.
Please note that at this time, the internships in Sydney and Melbourne are now full. However, we are continuing to accept applications for the class portion of the program.
Clicks on the links below to download more information:
Mix & Match
Attend classes, and then opt for an internship in Sydney or Melbourne.
Program Director: Prof. Evangeline Abriel
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS
Sydney Newsletter Part 1 2013
Enrollment Limit: 35
Summer 2011 Student Evaluation: Overall Experience 4.8
(Scale of 1-5, 1=poor, 5=excellent)
"Amazing experience. I was not expecting to get to do as much as I did [during the internship]. It was absolutely amazing." Whitney L., UC Hastings (2012)
"I LOVED studying abroad in Sydney. It gave me the opportunity to live in a different country while taking classes and getting practical experience. The best part of this specific program was that it allowed me to learn laws and skills that have been transferable to my legal career here in the United States. I was able to intern at the Fragomen office and got hands on experience in representing clients. Sydney is a beautiful city with great food and great people--also great accents! I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone." VyHanh Nguyen (2012)
"Participating in the Summer Abroad Program in Sydney, Australia was one of the best decisions I ever made. Not only did I gain hands on experience working with clients, I was able to build strong professional relationships and gain indepth knowledge about International Refugee and Aslyum law that continues to help me today. In addtion to the program, we had ample time to travel - we went skydiving in Cairns, scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef, shark diving at Manly, and shopped in Melbourne. While I was sad when the program ended, it was wonderful knowing I was coming home with a new extended family of friends who had shared in this once in a lifetime experience with me." Isabella Shin (2011)
"Professor Abriel is the best and I really enjoyed this program. UTS was great to us and made us feel so welcome." Anonymous, SCU (2011)
"Prof. Abriel went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable with Sydney and organized events to help us connect with the legal community in sydney (as well as w/ our peers)." Anonymous, SCU (2011)
"Overall, the courses were great and the experience was also everything I expected." Trenton Powell, South Texas College of Law (2009)
"There are not enough great things I can say about the Sydney abroad program. The professors were great: welcoming and warm, not to mention the foremost experts in their respective fields. The course load was a perfect amount — enough to keep us interested in learning, but not overwhelming. Taking classes in the morning meant having afternoons free to take in the beautiful sights of the city. I met amazing people whom I'm sure I will keep in touch with, and had a chance to travel to the Great Barrier Reef and Fiji on weekends. I participated in the internship portion, working at Amnesty International for four weeks where I got practical, hands on experience. There is no better way I could have spent my summer!" Serinna Jenab, SCU (2007)