This course focuses on the history, development and present day operations of the Canadian legal system with special reference to the effects of Canadian Law on Aboriginal Peoples. The course will cover: constitutional law; administrative law; civil liberties; the court system; and, the functions of lawyers and judges. This course overviews the history of Canadian law and the system of the Canadian courts. Throughout this course we will consider the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation, as well as introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. The process of law reform in Canada will also be examined.
Course code: CRIM 1160
Length: 60 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.