Date Submitted: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:06:06 GMT

LAW 1075 v00 : Women and Immigration

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ar1369 Ribe, Alexandra
LAW 1075 v00: Women and Immigration
Women and Immigration
T 3:30-5:30p. There will be two class sessions in the first week – one at the regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting time and the second on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Paper and Special Requirement


J.D. students must complete the required first-year program prior to enrolling in this course (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).


Students may not concurrently enroll in this practicum and an externship or a clinic or another practicum course.

LL.M students may enroll in this course, space permitting, provided they have excellent U.S.-based legal research skills, English language, and writing ability. Interested LL.M. students should email Louis Fine ( to request admission.

This course is suitable for evening students who can commit to working 10 hours/week (during business hours) for private law firms and nonprofit agencies.

Students are responsible for organizing their own transportation to meet clients in the D.C. metro area, which includes clients in Virginia.

PLEASE NOTE: there will be two class sessions in the first week – one at the regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting time and the second on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. FIRST AND SECOND CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the first and second class sessions in order to be eligible for a seat in the class. Due to the case and team structure of this practicum, students may only drop this class up until the time the Wednesday class session meets. After that time, students will only be permitted to drop the class with permission of the Professor and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education AND only when remaining in the practicum course would cause significant hardship to the student.

This is a four credit course. Two credits will be awarded for the two-hour weekly seminar and two credits for approximately 10 hours of fieldwork per week, for a minimum of 11 weeks, to be scheduled with the faculty. The two-credit seminar portion will be graded. The two credits of fieldwork are mandatory pass/fail. Students will be allowed to take another course pass/fail in the same semester as this practicum.

Students who enroll in this course will be automatically enrolled in both the seminar and fieldwork components and may not take either component separately. A student wishing to withdraw from the course will be withdrawn from both the seminar and fieldwork components.

Default attendance rule for all practicum courses (unless the professor indicates otherwise): Regular and punctual attendance is required at all practicum seminars and fieldwork placements. Students in project-based practicum courses are similarly required to devote the requisite number of hours to their project. If a student must miss seminar, fieldwork, or project work, he or she must speak to the professor as soon as possible to discuss the absence. Unless the professor indicates otherwise, a student with more than one unexcused absence from the practicum seminar (out of 13 total seminar sessions), or one week of unexcused absences from the fieldwork or project work (out of a total of 11 weeks of fieldwork or project work), may receive a lower grade or, at the professor’s discretion, may be withdrawn from the practicum course.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Alexandra Ribe is a partner at Immigrants First, PLLC.  She focuses her practice on removal defense, humanitarian petitions, and family applications.  Ms, Ribe has a particular focus on complex criminal immigration matters.  Ms. Ribe has been exclusively practicing immigration law since 2011 when she graduated from American University, Washington College of Law.  Prior to joining Immigrants First, PLLC, she represented detained immigrants with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network and worked as a staff attorney with Hernandez and Associates, PC in Denver, Colorado.  Ms. Ribe is a frequent lecturer on immigration law, including presenting at CLE conferences for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Virginia Bar.

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