Instructor(s): Katherine Vitale Lopez

This section of this course is offered on campus, for students who can attend in person. This course will meet once a week in-person. In order to safeguard the health and safety of students, there is a possibility that all sections of this class will convert to a remote format for all or part of the term. To enrol in this course all students must meet or exceed the tech requirements for enrolment in University of Toronto courses, which can be found here [

Note: The Quercus program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Quercus as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course integrates analysis, research and writing through problem-based learning to hone the following skills: identifying legal issues; formulating research strategies and methodologies; efficiently using relevant secondary sources; using print and electronic resources; analyzing and synthesizing primary sources; applying critical thinking; and writing clearly and effectively. The development of the skills in this course will assist students in their academic course work and prepare them for their professional careers.

A memorandum of law 1,750-2,000 words (20%), legal opinion 1,800-2,100 words (30%), factum 2,500- 3,000 words (40%), and class participation (10%).
Academic year
2020 - 2021

At a Glance

Second Term



45 JD


F: 9:30 - 11:00 am (in-class)