Instructor(s): Kerry Wilkins

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7052HS.

This is a course in applied Canadian constitutional law. Its aim is to introduce students to the encounter between Aboriginal peoples and mainstream Canadian (non-criminal) law. It explores issues relating to sovereignty and self-determination, relevant features of colonial and imperial law, the division of powers, federal Indian legislation, fiduciary and consultation obligations, and treaty and Aboriginal rights, with special attention to Aboriginal title and self-government.

Evaluation
An easily satisfied class participation requirement will account for ten percent (10%) of a student’s mark. Written work will account for 90% of the mark. Students may choose between: 1) writing a 48 hour take home examination, to be signed out from and returned to the Records Office during the examination period in the applicable term (see Take-home Policy for details); OR 2) two or three writing assignments, each of equal weight, totaling not more than 40 pages (10,000 words), on a choice of topics assigned by the instructor. Note: Graduate students have the additional option of writing a 30-40 page (7,500-10,000 words) paper on a topic related to the course and approved by the instructor.

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
4
Hours
4

Enrolment

Maximum
40
35 JD
5 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 4:10 - 6:00
Th: 4:10 - 6:00