Law 201/701: Introduction to Canadian Law

Introduction to Canadian Law

Law 201/701 is designed for students from all disciplines, but will be of particular interest to students in history, political science, or business.  The course provides students with an introduction to the Canadian legal and judicial systems.  Students will learn the sources of law in Canadian common law jurisdictions, as well as the basic workings of the Canadian court system.  Students will be introduced to the role of lawyers and judges, and legal ethics.

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The bulk of the course will be taken up with offering students an introduction to substantive Canadian legal topics:  The Charter of Rights and the Constitution Act, 1867; Criminal Law; Torts; Contracts; Property Law; Family Law; and Business Law. Faculty members from the Faculty of Law will teach the various units in the course. They will include references to current examples, case law, and statutory law.

For more information, including course outcomes, instructor information, textbooks and more, please visit the Arts & Science Online page for Law 201/701.