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Books & Resources for JD Program

This guide contains required and recommended materials and resources for each course in the JD program of the JFK School of Law

Required Textbooks

No required textbooks - students read cases in Westlaw and Lexis

Legal Databases are linked here.

Students recieve personalized login instructions prior to the start of the program. Please check your NU email for those directions. If any issues come up, contact

What is Immigration Law?

This course is an introduction to the law, policies, and procedures regulating the entry of aliens into the United States. Students examine the various avenues and strategies available under existing law to foreign nationals who seek temporary or permanent residence. To this end, students familiarize themselves with the federal agencies and processes which regulate the dispensation of immigration benefits in a variety of broad contexts, including family- and employment-based immigration, issues of inadmissibility and deportability, protection for aliens fleeing persecution, and citizenship and naturalization. The course also addresses issues of border security, undocumented alien workers, and employer sanctions within the overall context of legislative reform efforts and attendant constitutional concerns in the post-9/11 environment

Recommended Resources

Each of the following recommendations are available on your West Study Aids Subscription. Click on each to be redirected to the resource on West Study Aids. 

1. Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell

2. Law School Legends Audio on Immigration Law 

3. Immigration Simulations: Bridge to Practice

4. Global Issues in Immigration Law