Winter course registration
Winter 2024 term course registrations are ongoing, register via SOLUS. Winter program applications start October 1.
Who holds power in our nation – and what power do you, as a citizen, hold in turn? Get an in-depth look at the structures and construction of our government and legal systems, and learn about your rights, democracy, and the basic principles underpinning every issue in Canadian law.
Public and Constitutional Law provides an overview of general principles of public law, focusing on the institutions and organs of government, the sources and nature of the legal rules that create them, and the limits on their powers.
The course also introduces the essential elements of the Canadian legal system, such as democracy, the rule of law, constitutional supremacy, parliamentary sovereignty, judicial independence and federalism. The course will cover the rights enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as those Aboriginal and treaty rights guaranteed by Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Public & Constitutional Law (Law 205/705) is offered every January and May.
|Division of Powers Assignment (Individual)||15%|
|Division of Powers Peer Review||5%|
|Canadian Judicial Council Group Report||15%|
|Canadian Judicial Council Self & Peer Evaluation||10%|
There is no required textbook for this course