• U.S. Citizenship: A Legal History – 6717



Grad. Requirements

Upper Division Legal Writing

Subject Area

Constitutional Law
Legal History
  • Student Year
    Upper Division, LL.M.
    Course type

This 2-credit seminar is intended to provide students with a broad historical foundation in U. S. citizenship. We will focus on five broad questions: (1) how war, economic transformation, and territorial expansion have reshaped citizenship; (2) how the relationship between state and federal citizenship has changed over the course of US history; (3) how the rights and obligations of citizenship have changed over the course of U. S. history; (3) how race, gender, sexuality, disability, marital status, birthplace, religion, and poverty have shaped access to or enjoyment of citizenship; and (4) how refugees and guest workers fit into a nation in which rights rest largely on citizenship.


Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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