Professor Linda Bosniak
Rutgers Law School-Camden
This course will address the concept of citizenship as a legal status as it is established and governed under constitutional law. Through readings in law and legal theory, the course will consider two broad questions: “Who Is a Citizen?” and “How Does Citizenship Matter?” The “Who” materials address citizenship’s acquisition, maintenance and loss. The “How Does It Matter” materials concern citizenship’s meaning and significance. The course will focus primarily on the institution of citizenship in the United States, but will also consider certain citizenship questions that have recently arisen in Europe and elsewhere.
Visit the PDF version of Citizenship and Constitution to access the full syllabus.