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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

CRIM135 Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions

(3.0 credits)

This course will introduce the student to the Canadian legal system. The student will gain a historical perspective of the development of Canadian law, Canadian court systems, the Canadian constitution, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms plus an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of judges and lawyers in the legal system. The student will also examine legal principles and doctrines such as precedent, legal research, legal reasoning, and statutory interpretation as well as explore how these principles and doctrines are applied to the fields of contract, tort, administrative, family, and criminal law.

Lecture Hours: 45