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LAWS77-537: Foundations of Canadian Law

Description

Foundations of Canadian Law is an elective subject in postgraduate 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

TypePostgraduate
CodeLAWS77-537
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310

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: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Students must be admitted into a Masters law degree OR 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.

Anti-requisites: ?

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start17/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021