Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Certificate in Law

LAW 201  Introduction to Canadian Law  Units: 3.00  

Introduction to Canadian Law is designed for students from all disciplines, all ages, and all walks of life. The course provides students with an introduction to the Canadian legal and judicial systems. You'll learn where our laws come from, how Quebec and the rest of Canada operate under different legal systems, and how our government and courts are structured. You'll get to know the role of lawyers and judges in our society, and how legal ethics determine what they can and cannot do. You'll get brief -- but thorough -- introductions to the ""greatest hits"" of Canadian law: the Charter of Rights and the Constitution Act, 1867; Criminal Law; Torts; Contracts; Property Law; Business Law; Intellectual Property; International Law; and Workplace Law.

Requirements: LAW 2## Exclusions  
Course Equivalencies: LAW201; LAW201B  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 202  Aboriginal Law  Units: 3.00  

"Reconciliation between the Canadian state and the Aboriginal peoples of Canada is a central concern of Canadian law in the 21st century, one that reaches into every sector of Canadian society. Resource development, environmental regulation, the criminal justice system, constitutional politics, international relations, intellectual property rights, social welfare policy, cultural development, health care services, education, and language policy are only some of the areas where an understanding of the law relating to Aboriginal peoples has become an urgent necessity.
This course will introduce students to the historical, social and political forces at play in developing the legal framework surrounding the relationship between the Canadian state and the Aboriginal peoples of Canada, and discuss new developments that are reshaping the legal landscape. These forces include increased recognition of Aboriginal rights to land, the duty to consult, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls."

Requirements: LAW 2## Exclusions  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 203  Workplace Law  Units: 3.00  

For most Canadians, the laws that govern work relations are a critical determinant of income, satisfaction, fairness, safety, and ultimately, fulfillment. In Workplace Law, you will learn about the various legal regimes that regulate work relations: the common law regime; the regulatory regime which includes employment standards, health and safety rules, and human rights; and the collective bargaining regime that applies to unionized workplaces. Get to know one of the fastest-evolving and active areas in law: change is the only constant as workplaces are affected by economic, historical, political and global forces.
You will finish this course with an understanding of the legal and social issues at play in the laws that apply to work.

Requirements: LAW 2## Exclusions  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 204  Corporate Law  Units: 3.00  

Corporate Law is intended to give students an introduction to corporate law, with a primary focus on the creation, structure and animus of the corporation. As we move to a highly fluid, dynamic, global and entrepreneurial business environment, many students will be seeking opportunities to start or participate in new ventures, and the proposed course will be an invaluable addition to the knowledge they will need to be successful. The course will provide students with an understanding of business associations, securities regulation and banking, as well as examining sources of business regulation.

Requirements: LAW 2## Exclusions  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 205  Public & Constitutional Law  Units: 3.00  

Public & 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 s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Requirements: LAW 2## Exclusions  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 206  Intellectual Property  Units: 3.00  

This course offers a general overview of Intellectual Property law in Canada, from a practical perspective. It explores trade secrets and patentable inventions, how to recognize and protect trademarks, when copyright applies and when it¿s infringed, and reviews typical license terms. Students will learn the forms of intellectual property protection available, and why it¿s important to their future careers and/or business ventures.

Requirements: LAW 2## Exclusions  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 207  International Law  Units: 3.00  

Students will learn the fundamentals of public International Law and the international legal order. Topics to be covered include the United Nations, treaties, sovereign immunity, the law of war, international criminal law, and international human rights law. Students will discuss international legal issues of contemporary and timeless significance.

Requirements: LAW 2## Exclusions  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 701  Introduction to Canadian Law  Units: 3.00  

Introduction to Canadian Law is designed for students from all disciplines, all ages, and all walks of life. The course provides students with an introduction to the Canadian legal and judicial systems. You'll learn where our laws come from, how Quebec and the rest of Canada operate under different legal systems, and how our government and courts are structured. You'll get to know the role of lawyers and judges in our society, and how legal ethics determine what they can and cannot do. You'll get brief -- but thorough -- introductions to the ""greatest hits"" of Canadian law: the Charter of Rights and the Constitution Act, 1867; Criminal Law; Torts; Contracts; Property Law; Business Law; Intellectual Property; International Law; and Workplace Law.

Requirements: CLAW Cert  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 702  Aboriginal Law  Units: 3.00  

"Reconciliation between the Canadian state and the Aboriginal peoples of Canada is a central concern of Canadian law in the 21st century, one that reaches into every sector of Canadian society. Resource development, environmental regulation, the criminal justice system, constitutional politics, international relations, intellectual property rights, social welfare policy, cultural development, health care services, education, and language policy are only some of the areas where an understanding of the law relating to Aboriginal peoples has become an urgent necessity.
This course will introduce students to the historical, social and political forces at play in developing the legal framework surrounding the relationship between the Canadian state and the Aboriginal peoples of Canada, and discuss new developments that are reshaping the legal landscape. These forces include increased recognition of Aboriginal rights to land, the duty to consult, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls."

Requirements: CLAW Cert  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 703  Workplace Law  Units: 3.00  

For most Canadians, the laws that govern work relations are a critical determinant of income, satisfaction, fairness, safety, and ultimately, fulfillment. In Workplace Law, you will learn about the various legal regimes that regulate work relations: the common law regime; the regulatory regime which includes employment standards, health and safety rules, and human rights; and the collective bargaining regime that applies to unionized workplaces. Get to know one of the fastest-evolving and active areas in law: change is the only constant as workplaces are affected by economic, historical, political and global forces.
You will finish this course with an understanding of the legal and social issues at play in the laws that apply to work.

Requirements: CLAW Cert  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 704  Corporate Law  Units: 3.00  

Corporate Law is intended to give students an introduction to corporate law, with a primary focus on the creation, structure and animus of the corporation. As we move to a highly fluid, dynamic, global and entrepreneurial business environment, many students will be seeking opportunities to start or participate in new ventures, and the proposed course will be an invaluable addition to the knowledge they will need to be successful. The course will provide students with an understanding of business associations, securities regulation and banking, as well as examining sources of business regulation.

Requirements: CLAW Cert  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 705  Public & Constitutional Law  Units: 3.00  

Public & 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 s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Requirements: CLAW Cert  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 706  Intellectual Property  Units: 3.00  

This course offers a general overview of Intellectual Property law in Canada, from a practical perspective. It explores trade secrets and patentable inventions, how to recognize and protect trademarks, when copyright applies and when it¿s infringed, and reviews typical license terms. Students will learn the forms of intellectual property protection available, and why it¿s important to their future careers and/or business ventures.

Requirements: CLAW Cert  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  
LAW 707  International Law  Units: 3.00  

Students will learn the fundamentals of public International Law and the international legal order. Topics to be covered include the United Nations, treaties, sovereign immunity, the law of war, international criminal law, and international human rights law. Students will discuss international legal issues of contemporary and timeless significance.

Requirements: CLAW Cert  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law