Instructor(s): Ayelet Shachar

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

This course is being offered exclusively remotely. This course will meet via audio-visual conference. To enrol in this course all students must meet or exceed the tech requirements for enrolment in University of Toronto courses, which can be found here [].

Note: Attendance at intensive courses is mandatory for the duration of the course.

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, as well as contemporary border studies. We will also refer to comparative evidence drawn from some of the world’s 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.

Students will be evaluated based on a final paper of 2500 to 3000 words. Papers must be delivered to the Records Office by 4:00 p.m. on February 1, 2021.
Academic year
2020 - 2021

At a Glance

Second Term



17 JD
5 MGA/MBA/Joint Degree


Via AV Conference:

Monday, January 4, 2020: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 5, 2020: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, January 6, 2020: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Thursday, January 7, 2020: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Friday, January 8, 2020: 2:00 - 4:00 pm