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Law (LAWS)

Department of Law
Faculty of Public Affairs

LAWS 1000 [1.0 credit]

Introduction to Legal Studies

Concepts, sources, nature and function of law; law and social change; historical and constitutional foundations of the Canadian legal system; common and civil law traditions; statutory interpretation and precedent; legal institutions; the role of judges, lawyers and lay persons; accessibility; alternative dispute resolution.
Lectures two hours a week and group workshops one hour every second week.

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