The Institute for International & Immigration Law

The Institute for International and Immigration Law (IIIL) was launched in the fall of 2002. Since that time the
institute has sponsored major conferences and lectures in international and immigration law. The institute has also
granted nearly 20 Certificates in International and Immigration Law to law graduates who successfully complete an
academic course of study in International and or Immigration law. The Institute plans to continue to grow and develop
its programs over the next few years consistent with its mission statement.

Co-Directors -- Prof. Emeka Duruigbo and Prof. Fernando Colon-Navarro
Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
3100 Cleburne
Houston, Texas 77004
Telephone: 713.313.1918
Fax: 713.313.1049


Mission Statement

The Institute for International and Immigration Law (IIIL) is dedicated to providing specialized academic and
practical legal training for students planning a career in international or immigration law. At the same time, the Institute
is dedicated to encouraging scholarly research in the fields of international law and immigration law. Accordingly, the
Institute will do the following:

  • Prepare qualified and confident students trained for positions with law firms practicing international or
    mmigration law; U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, and private organizations and foundations
    working to advance social and economic justice.
  • Prepare well-educated students with an understanding of the complex issues related to international and
    immigration law.
  • Provide a scholarly atmosphere for the study of international law and immigration law and to provide forums for the discussion of problems facing those disciplines.