Instructor(s): Katherine Vitale Lopez

This section of the course is for students studying remotely. This course will meet once a week, via audio-visual conference. 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 (AV Conference)