Instructor(s): Ayelet Shachar

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7053HS.

Course Location: Please see the "Intensive Course Schedule" under Schedules and Timetables

Note: Students may enroll in an intensive course that conflicts with a regular course as an exception to the general rule that students may not take courses which conflict on the timetable. Attendance at intensive courses is mandatory for the duration of the course and takes precedence over regular courses.

Citizenship and immigration have become hot-button legal issues in recent years in Canada, the United States, across Europe, and in other parts of the world. Debates range from admission questions--who should be allowed to enter, according to what criteria, and for how long--to queries about the civil rights of migrants, cultural diversity, and the level of integration that can legitimately be expected from newcomers once they have settled in the country. This intensive course will explore these new developments, placing them in the broader context of citizenship theory and immigration law and policy. We will also refer to comparative evidence drawn from some of the worlds leading immigration receiving and sending countries. The course will draw upon legislative materials, policy analysis and case law, as well as selected works from political theory and economics.

A final paper of 2,500 to 3,000 words. Papers must be delivered to the Records Office by 4:00 p.m. on March 21, 2019.

At a Glance

Second Term


20 JD
8 MGA students


Tuesday, February 12, 2019: 10:30 - 12:20
Wednesday, February 13, 2019: 10:30 - 12:20
Thursday, February 14, 2019: 4:10 - 6:00
Friday, February 15, 2019: 10:30 - 12:00
Monday, February 25, 2019: 10:30 - 12:20
Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 2:10 - 4:00
Wednesday, February 27, 2019: 2:10 - 4:00
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 10:30 - 12:00