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GS/CCLW 6441 6.00   Canadian Constitutional Law (Online)


Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the various components of Canadian constitutional law, and to the basic principles necessary to understanding and applying the provisions of the constitution in legal practice. The course begins with an introduction to the nature and sources of the Canadian constitution, followed by an overview of amending procedures, and an introduction to the federal nature of the state and the role of the judiciary in upholding the federal division of legislative powers. The course then engages in an in-depth study of constitutional law in relation to federalism, Aboriginal peoples, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This course is taught in an interactive online format, with regular instructor and classmate interaction. In each section of the course, students will do independent reading, review multimedia content in the course website, and communicate with their instructor(s) and fellow students. Regular group work, problem-based learning, practical exercises, and research and writing assignments will be required at key points during the course. At the conclusion of the course, students will participate in exam review and write an invigilated final exam.

Language of Instruction:

English

Course Schedule:

Fall/Winter 2023-2024 Schedule

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