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LAWS13-537: Foundations of Canadian Law

Description

Foundations of Canadian Law is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject will serve as an introduction to the Canadian legal system and the role of law in Canadian society. This subject examines the basic institutions and methods of the Canadian legal system. The main institutions of law and government are addressed: parliament, the executive branch, and the judicial branch. Particular attention is paid to the history and structure of the Canadian legal system. The subject will also examine the sources of Canadian law and the fundamental principles of our legal system. Finally, it will conclude with an examination of the special relationship of Aboriginal Peoples to the Canadian state.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeLAWS13-537
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

Learning outcomes

1. Understand case analysis and apply the principles of case precedent.
2. Understand the sources of law and the framework of the Canadian legal system.
3. Understand the branches of government and the interplay between them.
4. Understand the concept of judicial review and Canadian statutory interpretation.
5. Understand the special relationship between the Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian state; understand Aboriginal self-government, Aboriginal treaty rights and Aboriginal title.
6. Communicate ideas in an organised and effective manner.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start01/06/2020
Cancellation 1?09/06/2020
Cancellation 2?10/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?16/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?25/06/2020
Teaching census?15/06/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020