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.
US Grade 7 - 10
The world of international refugee and asylum law is complex and confusing. We see commentary in our news and all around us about immigration, refugees, illegal versus legal migration, asylum seekers etc, but it can be confusing to understand what in the world it all means. This course aims to make clear the definitions of terms, outline the complex laws and to provide an understandable framework from which critical thinkers can examine the world of displaced persons and their options. This...
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.
Meet the teacher
I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and completed my PhD in international law in 2023. I have travelled the world working for the UN as a...
$180for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(12)
Completed by 57 learners
Live video meetings
3-12 learners per class