Instructor(s): Patrick Macklem

This course provides an introduction to the law of the Canadian constitution. It examines federalism, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Aboriginal and treaty rights. The course considers the structure of the Canadian constitution, the role of judicial review, and general principles of interpretation with regard to the distribution of legislative authority, constitutional rights and freedoms, and Aboriginal and treaty rights. Selected federal and provincial powers, Aboriginal and treaty rights, rights guaranteed by the Charter will be examined.

Evaluation
Written assignments (80%) and class participation 20% (10% participation in class discussion and 10% attendance).

At a Glance

Both Terms
Credits
6
Hours
0

Enrolment

Maximum
20
20 JD

Schedule

First Term Schedule:
M: 2:10 - 3:25
W: 2:10 - 3:25
Second Term Schedule: (M: 3:40 - 4:55; W: 3:40 - 4:55
Room
TBA