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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

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-537
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

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 dates

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 10/06/2022
    Cancellation 2: 12/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 08/06/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 20/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 03/07/2022
    Teaching census: 19/06/2022
  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 25/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 28/09/2022
    Last enrolment: 23/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 07/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 23/10/2022
    Teaching census: 06/10/2022
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 10/06/2022
Cancellation 2: 12/06/2022
Last enrolment: 08/06/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 20/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 03/07/2022
Teaching census: 19/06/2022