Courses, Registration and Resources

Upper Year Compulsory Courses

LAW 450 Administrative Law
OE3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0). Designed to provide an understanding of the legal constraints courts have placed on the behavior of administrative tribunals and government departments. Topics to be discussed: What is Administrative Law? How the courts supervise the acts and decisions of administrative bodies. Pitfalls to be avoided by administrative officers: errors of fact and law; excesses of discretion; breach of natural justice. How administrative acts and decisions may be attacked by an aggrieved citizen: remedies. Appeal and review, time limits, locus standi, choice of remedy, procedure. How to avoid attacks by aggrieved citizens. The practical outcome; strength of review. Recent trends in Administrative Law in Canada.

LAW 451 Corporations Law
OE3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0). The laws governing corporations including: preincorporation matters; the corporation as a legal person; the tortious, criminal, regulatory, and contractual liability of the corporation; corporate social responsibility; corporate management; shareholder rights; and shareholder remedies. May not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for LAW 510.

LAW 452 Civil Procedure
OE3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0). The fundamentals of the traditional litigation process (under the Rules of Court and applicable statutes) and current issues including access and reform. May not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for LAW 570.

LAW 453 Evidence
OE3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0). The principles, rules, and procedures governing the admissibility of evidence in criminal and civil trials. Topics include competence and compellability, relevance, prejudicial effect and probative value, and character, hearsay, and expert evidence.

LAW 456 Professional Responsibility
OE3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0). A consideration of the responsibilities of the lawyer to the profession and the profession to the public. Ethics and organization of the profession. Course may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for LAW 670.

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LAW 486 Jurisprudence
OE3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0). An enquiry into the nature of law and legal obligation. The first part of the course is a survey of the major schools of jurisprudence with particular emphasis upon positivism, natural law and legal realism. The second part consists of an examination of the modern applications of these theories, especially in relation to the process of judicial decision making and the question of whether there is an obligation to obey the law. May not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for LAW 500.

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LAW 496 Legal History
OE3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0). An introduction to the historical development of law, from early times to the present day. May not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for LAW 505.

Please refer to the Course Registration Manual for further details.