CRIM-135

Intro to Cdn Law & Legal Inst

CREDITS: 3
LENGTH: 15 weeks
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PRE-REQUISITES: None
CO-REQUISITES: None
 
DESCRIPTION:
This course provides a general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. The course is designed to prepare students for those law and law-related courses offered within the Department of Criminology and will consider the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts, and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, the course considers the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation, and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. The course also examines the process of law reform in Canada.

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