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The course will cover legal issues related to Aboriginal peoples in both the criminal justice system and the family law systems.
This seminar-based course includes a focus on the legal dynamics of police/civilian encounters through student-led review of the law surrounding detention, arrest, search and seizure and, as time permits, other current and timely matters.
The primary focus of the Clinical Criminal Law course is the development of skills required by a practitioner in criminal law. These skills include: interviewing, counselling, negotiation and advocacy skills such as direct and cross-examination and argument.
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of Criminal Law that are set out in the Criminal Code of Canada and defined by case law.
This course is intended to introduce students to the basic procedural and doctrinal concepts and frameworks of Canadian criminal law. The course begins with an overview of several basic concepts including the sources of criminal law and procedure, and the limits of Canadian criminal jurisdiction.
This course introduces law students to the fundamental doctrinal principles and procedural considerations of Canadian criminal law. This course will examine, amongst other topics, concepts such as: the sources of criminal law and quasi-criminal law, police powers, search and seizure, legal rights, arrest and detention, disclosure, the trial process, sentencing, criminal appeals, etc. The course analyzes principles of actus reus and mens rea and their role in determining the essential elements of criminal offences. Several specific criminal offences will be examined in this context. Additionally, the course will explore potential defences to criminal charges—and how these defences may be put forward and ultimately assessed.
The purpose of this course is the development of skills required to effectively practice criminal law. Students will be required to attend class and to participate in simulated exercises. Particular emphasis will be given to procedure and practical resolution of criminal law cases.
This course will examine some of the most serious crimes known to humanity – including, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
This perspective course provides an opportunity for students to explore a wide array of complex issues at the intersection of mental disability and criminal law (and the criminal justice system more generally). Individuals with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities have traditionally been overrepresented in criminal courts and prisons. They have also generally been poorly served by institutions that focus on conventional concepts of moral blameworthiness and punishment.
This course will introduce students to transnational criminal law, including the substantive and procedural law that applies to crimes which may or do have trans-border impacts.