Instructor(s): Anver Emon
Prerequisites
Statutes and Statutory Interpretation
Pre-requisites/Co-requisites
Externship Seminar

One credit (ungraded).

Note: Field Supervisor: Philip Kaye.

Note: Students are admitted to this externship through the course lottery system.

Learning objectives:
In this placement with the Legislative Research Service of the Ontario Legislative Assembly, students will gain real-world experience with statutory interpretation. They will have the opportunity to learn about the regulations review process and to work with experienced legal counsel in screening regulations for conformity with the governing legislation and with Standing Orders. Students will also gain experience in drafting and legal research in support of the regulations review process.

Placement activities:
Under the supervision of a Legislative Research Service lawyer, students will:

  • Receive training on the regulation review process and on the respective roles of the Legislative Research Service and of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills;

  • Review regulations, including determining the statutory authority for the regulations reviewed, and confirming compliance with the Charter and with the relevant Standing Orders;
  • Assist in the drafting of a Standing Committee Report on Regulations; and
  • Conduct legal research in connection with the review of particular regulations or on an assigned topic.

Students can expect a workload of approximately 36 hours during the term.

Evaluation
Satisfactory completion of the placement earns one ungraded credit. The faculty supervisor assesses, in consultation with the field supervisor, whether the requirements for earning credit have been met.

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
1
Hours
0

Enrolment

Maximum
1
1 JD