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In Search of Home: Refugees, Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

A deep dive into the realm of international refugee law, this course aims to help learners understand the various definitions and causes of migration, and the challenges and legal obligations of the international community in finding solutions.
Kirsten Bowman JD
629 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 48 learners
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55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 12 weeks
12-18
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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I am a human rights lawyer and homeschooling mom. I have advanced legal education and training in international refugee and asylum law and  worked for the United Nations for over a decade in various human rights contexts. I now teach international law at the university level while homeschooling my own children and teaching various big concepts in bite sizes on Outschool. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class will necessarily touch on some big and scary concepts. We will delve into the various reasons why people may be forced to leave their homes and become immigrants. We will touch on issues involving the dangers of travel and migration, the conditions in refugee camps and we will consider individual stories of immigrant families and their plight. Video material may feel big and scary at times (though all efforts are made to avoid it becoming too graphic, it is possible that video footage could include sick, wounded etc). If your child is particularly sensitive or you do not feel that these materials would be age or maturity level appropriate, parents should consider this before signing their learners up for this class. 

Teacher

Kirsten Bowman JDHuman Rights Lawyer, Advocate and Professor
629 total reviews
330 completed classes

About Me

I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and homeschooling mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and will complete my PhD in international law in 2021. 

I have travelled the world... 
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