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Peter A. Allard School of Law

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LAW 201 (6) Canadian Constitutional Law
Principles of Canadian constitutional law, including Canadian federalism, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the unique constitutional status and rights of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
LAW 211 (5) Contracts
Historical development; formation and enforceability of contracts; parties; contractual terms; changes of circumstances; remedies for breach.
LAW 221 (5) Criminal Law and Procedure
Bases of criminal responsibility; principles and objectives of the criminal law and procedure; pre-trial procedure.
LAW 231 (5) Property Law
The legal concept of ownership and its changing nature and application, including equitable principles, the acquisition and transfer of interests, the regulation of use, Aboriginal title, and statute-based systems for registering interests in land.
LAW 241 (5) Torts
A study of the bases of civil liability for intentionally and accidentally caused harms.
LAW 251 (2) Public Law
An overview of the constitutional and statutory law governing the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government in Canada, including an introduction to statutory construction and analysis and the administration of law in Canada.
LAW 261 (2) Transnational Law
Introduction to principles of public and private international law and research methods for international legal materials. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 281 (2) Legal Research and Writing
Introduction to legal research and writing skills and the use of legal databases.
LAW 300 (3) Jurisprudence and Critical Perspectives
Introduction to the basic principles of legal theory and critical perspectives on law. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 290 or LAW 300.
LAW 301 (3) Philosophy of Law
An examination of the principal schools of legal theory, such as legal positivism, legal realism, sociological jurisprudence, and contemporary rights theory. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 302 (3) Fundamental Concepts of Law
A study of some of the fundamental principles and ideas that cut across many areas of the substantive law, including such concepts as fault, intent, legal personality, possession, ownership, justice, and causation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 303 (3) Legal Traditions and Ideas of Law
Historical and comparative study of the evolution of legal systems from custom and proto law emphasizing influences and sharing ideas among traditions of the Ancient Near East, Athens, Roman Empire, Western Europe and China. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 305 (3) Law, Society and State
Theories of the relationship between the legal system, social relations and the state. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 306 (3) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 307 (3) Women, Law and Social Change
A survey of feminist approaches to law, with reference to selected substantive areas of the law.
LAW 308 (3) Feminist Legal Theory
Recent developments in feminist legal theory. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 309 (1-3) d Topics in Feminist Legal Studies
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 310 (3) Economic Analysis of Law
Economic analysis used to explore, describe, evaluate and offer prescriptive suggestions for legal decision-making. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 311 (3) Property Law and Theory
The idea of property, its origins, its justifications, its uses, its effects, and the rules that surround and create it.
LAW 312 (1-3) d Topics in Philosophy of Law and Theoretical Perspectives
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 313 (3) Legal History
The relationship between law, society and historical change, normally emphasizing 19th and 20th century issues. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 315 (1-3) d Topics in Legal History
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 316 (3) International Law
The history, sources and evidence of international law and its relation to municipal law; international personality; state jurisdiction; and treaties. Students who have taken POLI 465 cannot take this course.
LAW 318 (3) Marine Resources Law
Legal regimes governing the protection and exploitation of ocean resources. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 319 (3) International Human Rights
The recognition and protection of human rights in international law. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 320 (3) Indigenous Peoples in Comparative and International Law
The legal situation of indigenous peoples in various states and in modern international law. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 321 (3) Law of Armed Conflict
The legal basis for armed conflict or military operations; the rights and obligations of combatants and civilians in a region of armed conflict; war crimes.
LAW 322 (3) International Law Problems
Selected issues in international law. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: LAW 316.
LAW 323 (3) International Environmental Law
Customary international law and treaties relating to the environment; institutional structures. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 324 (1-3) d Topics in International Law and Transactions
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 325 (3) Conflict of Laws
A study of the private legal problems arising in cases in which the relevant facts cut across provincial or national boundaries. Recommended to be taken in third year.
LAW 326 (3) Globalization and Law
LAW 327 (3) International Trade Law
Rules and regulatory systems that govern the international movement of capital, goods and services.
LAW 328 (3) International Business Transactions
Legal problems in international financial and commercial transactions. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 329 (3) International Commercial Disputes
International commercial arbitration and other means for resolving legal disputes relating to international commercial transactions. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 330 (3) Cultural Property and Art Law
National and international aspects of the law relating to the art trade and the protection and regulation of cultural property and cultural heritage.
LAW 331 (1-3) d Topics in Cultural Heritage and Art Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 332 (3) Maritime Law
Canadian maritime law and admiralty practice.
LAW 333 (3) Cultural Law
Relationship of law to cultural activities and phenomena. International, national, and indigenous laws as they apply to various forms of tangible and intangible cultural expression. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 334 (3) Introduction to Asian Legal Systems
Introduction to the comparative study of legal systems of East and South-East Asia, including those of China and Japan.
LAW 336 (3) Chinese Law: Implications for Canada-China Relations
Overview of the laws and legal system in the People's Republic of China with some introduction to Taiwan law. Legal interpretation of implications for Canada-China relations.
LAW 337 (3) Trade and Investment in The People's Republic of China
The legal regime in The People's Republic of China governing trade and foreign investment. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 338 (3) Japanese Law
Constitutional foundation and protection of human rights under Japanese law.
LAW 339 (3) Human Rights in Asia
Legal issues relating to civil, political, social and cultural rights in particular areas in Asia. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 340 (3) Comparative Law
Basic theory of comparative law and the differences between the civil law tradition and the common law tradition. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 341 (3) European Union Law
The legal system of the European Union as created by the treaties establishing the Union and by the Union's institutions. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 342 (1-3) d Topics in Comparative Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 343 (1-3) d Topics in Public Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 344 (3) Innovations in Governance and Regulatory Design
Emerging interdisciplinary scholarship on regulation, governance, and institutional design. Examination of research and experience around both formal and legal regulatory strategies, and other informal, decentred, or non-state-based methods of ordering individual and organizational behaviour.
LAW 348 (3) Comparative Constitutional Law
Comparison of the constitutional history, government structure and powers, and protection of individual rights between the United States and Canada. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 349 (1-3) d Topics in Constitutional Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 350 (1-3) d Issues of Equality and Social Justice
Selected topics related to the Charter right to equality and other rights related to social justice. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 351 (1-3) d Topics in Human Rights
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 352 (3) Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Law
Survey of the history and present status of the legal relationships between Canada's Aboriginal peoples and the state. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 200 or LAW 352.
LAW 353 (3) Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Rights of Aboriginal people stemming from their aboriginal status and from treaties. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 200, LAW 352.
LAW 354 (3) First Nations Self-Government
Issues relating to First Nations' assumption of self-government powers. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 355 (3) First Nations and the Administration of Justice
The justice system and its operation in relation to First Nations people. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 356 (3) First Nations and Economic Development
Legal issues affecting land use and economic activity involving First Nations' resources. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 358 (1-3) d Topics in First Nations Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 359 (3/4) d Family Law
The law relating to family relationships, including the law of marriage, divorce, maintenance, custody, matrimonial property, and related matters. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 240 or LAW 359. [3-0]
LAW 360 (3) Children and the Law
The civil and criminal law affecting juveniles; custody, guardianship and adoption.
Prerequisite: LAW 240 or LAW 359 is recommended
LAW 362 (1-3) d Topics in Family Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 363 (3) Racism and Law
Legal issues relating to race and racism, including related issues of gender, culture or identity. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 364 (1-3) d Topics in Race and Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 365 (3) Women, Law and Family
Feminist and other critical perspectives on the relationship between unequal gender relations and laws embodying a concept of "family". Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 367 (3) Reproduction and Law
Legal issues relating to human reproduction. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 368 (3) Sexuality and Law
Legal issues relating to sexual activity, orientation and identification. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 370 (1-3) d Topics in Social Justice
Not offered every year; consult the Faculty.
LAW 371 (1-3) d Topics in Law and Social Relations
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 372 (3/4) d Administrative Law
The system of legal control exercised through non-judicial agencies and the relationship of the courts to the administrative process. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 210, LAW 372, or LAW 509.
LAW 373 (1-3) d Topics in Administrative Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 374 (3) Municipal Law
The municipality as a legal entity; its creation, operation and powers; by-laws and their validity; contractual liability; judicial review; business regulation; expropriation and land use control.
LAW 375 (3) Land Use Planning
The legal and administrative aspects of the regulation of land use and development, especially at the local level. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 376 (1-3) d Topics in Municipal and Planning Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 377 (3) Immigration Law
Admission of immigrants into Canada; refugee protection; practice and procedure before immigration tribunals and the courts.
LAW 378 (3) Refugee Law
International and Canadian refugee law; the Refugee Convention and its implementation in Canada; the practice of refugee law in Canadian courts and tribunals. Course content does not duplicate Law 377. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 379 (4-11) d Externship
Students work for an approved organization, supervised by a Faculty-approved mentor and a faculty member. Consult the Faculty for full eligibility criteria. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Either (a) one of LAW 280, LAW 476 and either (a) LAW 240 or (b) all of LAW 359, LAW 260 or (c) all of LAW 400, LAW 270 or (d) LAW 469; ; or (b) one of LAW 387, LAW 392 or (c) one of LAW 230, LAW 459. Or other studies that provide adequate preparation for the program.
Corequisite: LAW 380.
LAW 380 (2-6) d Externship Reflection
Structured reflective exercises on the LAW 379 Externship experience.
Corequisite: LAW 379.
LAW 381 (3) Disabilities and Law
Legal issues relating to people with disabilities. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 382 (3) Health Law
Legal and policy issues relating to the health care system, including legal aspects of individual and public health decision-making.
LAW 383 (3) Mental Health Law
The law relating to commitment and treatment issues for persons with mental disabilities.
LAW 385 (3) Social Welfare Law
Aspects of the law structuring the provision of welfare and other social services in Canada. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 386 (3) Sustainable Development Law
The linkages, intersections, and tensions between the legal regulation of the environment and competing social and economic priorities.
LAW 387 (3/4) d Environmental Law
A foundation course dealing with the regulatory and policy framework for the protection of the environment in Canada, such as pollution control and biodiversity conservation.
LAW 388 (3) Environmental Law in Practice
Jurisdiction, remedies and administrative schemes as they apply in practice to selected environmental law problems. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 389 (1-3) d Selected Issues in Environmental Law and Policy
Case studies of leading problems in environmental law and regulation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 390 (3) Environmental Law Workshop
Legal research and writing for environmental agency or NGO under supervision of faculty member and lawyer. Not offered every year, consult Faculty.
LAW 391 (1-3) d Topics in Environmental Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 392 (3) Natural Resources Law
A foundation course dealing with legal problems common to the management of natural resources such as fisheries, mines and minerals, petroleum, forests, and water resources.
LAW 394 (3) Mining Law
Acquisition of mineral interests; development, financing and organization of mining companies; regulation of exploitation industry interests; management taxation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: LAW 392 is recommended.
LAW 395 (3) Forest Law
Acquisition of timber interests; development, financing and organization of timber companies; regulation of exploitation industry interests; management taxation. Not offered each year; consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: LAW 392 is recommended.
LAW 396 (3) Fisheries Law
Legal regimes for the exploitation and regulation of fisheries. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: LAW 392 is recommended.
LAW 397 (3) Oil and Gas Law
Legal regimes for the disposition of interests in petroleum; government regulation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: LAW 392 is recommended.
LAW 398 (1-3) d Topics in Natural Resources
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 399 (3) Advanced Criminal Law
Selected topics in advanced substantive criminal law and related issues.
LAW 400 (3) Advanced Criminal Procedure
Selected topics relating to procedural law and practice in criminal matters. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 260 or LAW 400.
LAW 401 (3) Penal Policy
Selected legal policy issues relating to punishment for crime. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 402 (3) The Law of Sexual Offences
Criminal law relating to sexual offences, including non-consent, evidentiary and procedural rules, and sentencing. History of sexual offence laws and law reform movements. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 404 (3) The Law of Homicide
Available in online distance education format only. Elements of sentencing for murder, manslaughter and infanticide; defences to homicide; parties to homicide; and corporate homicide. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 405 (1-3) d Topics in Criminal Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 406 (1-3) d Topics in Criminal Justice
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 407 (3-4) d Taxation
A survey of the law and practice of income and capital gains taxes. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 220, LAW 407, or LAW 506. [3-0]
LAW 408 (3) Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
The taxation of corporations, the taxation of shareholders, and the tax implications of the reorganization of corporations. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 408 or LAW 562.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407.
LAW 409 (3) Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
Survey of statutory and judicial rules governing the taxation of income earned through partnerships and trusts. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 409 or LAW 563. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407.
LAW 410 (3) International Taxation
The tax aspects of international transactions. Not offered each year; consult Faculty. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 410 or LAW 565.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407.
LAW 411 (3) Tax Policy
The policies underlying the creation and implementation of tax laws. Not offered each year, consult Faculty. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 411 or LAW 566. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407.
LAW 412 (3) Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 412 or LAW 564. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: LAW 407.
LAW 413 (3) Tax Administration and Dispute Resolution
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 413 or LAW 567. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: LAW 407.
LAW 416 (3) Labour Law
Union-management relations; the collective bargaining process; the collective agreement, arbitration and conciliation procedure. The relationship between the union and its membership. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 415 or LAW 416. [2-0] or [3-0]
LAW 417 (3) Labour Law and Policy
The role of the law in the operation of the labour market. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 418 (3) Resolution of Labour Disputes
Labour arbitration and collective agreement negotiation and interpretation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 415, LAW 416.
LAW 419 (3) Individual Employment Law
Legal aspects of employment relationships other that those arising by collective bargaining. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 421 (1-3) d Topics in Labour Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 422 (3) Intellectual Property
Copyright, patents, trade marks, industrial design, the protection of computer software, and torts such as passing-off and breach of confidence.
LAW 423 (1-3) d Topics in Intellectual Property
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 424 (3) Communications Law
Selected legal issues relating to the communications industries and their regulation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 425 (3) Cyberspace Law
Legal issues arising from the development of the Internet and cyberspace. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 426 (1-3) d Topics in Law and Technology
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 430 (3) Advanced Legal Research
Research using electronic databases, information systems, and non-legal databases relevant to the resolution of legal issues.
LAW 432 (1-3) d Topics in Private Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 434 (3) Medical Negligence Law
Legal issues relating to tort claims in negligence and related causes of action against health care providers, with a primary focus on physicians and hospital authorities.
LAW 435 (1-3) d Topics in Tort Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 436 (3) Restitution
Unjust enrichment as the basis of civil liability. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 437 (3) Commercial Transactions
The law of sale of goods, bills of exchange, promissory notes, and cheques. [3-0]
LAW 438 (3) Secured Transactions
The law governing the creation, perfection and enforcement of security interests in personal property.
LAW 439 (3) Construction Law
Legal issues relating to the construction process. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 440 (3) Insurance Law
The general legal principles of life, automobile, fire and other types of insurance; the regulation of the insurance industry.
LAW 442 (3) Condominium Law
Legal issues over the lifecycle of condominium/strata property from creation and development, through operating life, to termination. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 443 (3) Creditors' Remedies
Remedies of an unsecured creditor; fraudulent conveyances and preferences; builders' liens; bankruptcy.
Prerequisite: LAW 437 and LAW 438 are recommended.
LAW 444 (3) Insolvency Law
The law relating to insolvency, receivership and bankruptcy. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 447 (1-3) d Topics in Commercial Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 448 (3) Sports Law
Legal issues relating to the sports industry and those who participate in it. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 449 (3) Media and Entertainment Law
Selected legal issues relating to the media and entertainment industries and their regulation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 450 (1-3) d Topics in Sports, Media, Entertainment or Communications Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 451 (3) Trusts
History and nature of trusts; express, resulting, implied and constructive trusts; charitable and purpose trusts; administration of trusts; breach of trust. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 250 or LAW 451.
LAW 452 (3) Succession
The law of wills and intestate succession, variation of wills, principles of probate and administration of estates.
Prerequisite: LAW 250 or LAW 451 is recommended.
LAW 453 (3) Equitable Remedies
The history and development of equitable remedies such as specific performance, injunctions, declarations, relief against forfeiture, and tracing.
LAW 454 (1-3) d Topics in Trusts and Estates
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 455 (3) Real Estate Transactions
The law relating to the sale and purchase of land, real estate agency, and mortgages.
LAW 457 (3) Real Estate Development
A study of the legal aspects of the development of real estate projects such as shopping centres, sports centres and condominiums. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: LAW 456.
LAW 458 (1-3) d Topics in Real Property
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 459 (3/4) d Business Organizations
A conceptual overview of business organizations in Canada, including partnerships and corporations, and the rights and duties of shareholders and directors. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 230, LAW 459, or LAW 508.
LAW 460 (3) Advanced Corporate Law
Selected topics such as the nature of shares, equity financing, corporate structure and reorganization, and shareholder squeezeouts.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 230, LAW 459.
LAW 461 (3) Corporate Transactions
Legal aspects of selected transactions relating to public corporations and corporate governance. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 462 (3) Close Corporations
The corporation, taxation, accounting, insurance and estate planning aspects of the close corporation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 230, LAW 459.
LAW 463 (3) Securities Regulation
The law relating to the distribution of securities. Continuous and timely disclosure requirements and civil liability.
LAW 464 (3) Competition Policy
The law and policy relating to the regulation of competition in Canada and other jurisdictions. Not offered each year, consult Faculty. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 414 or LAW 464.
LAW 465 (3) Introduction to Corporate Finance
Interdisciplinary elements of corporate finance and law, in both theory and practice.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 230, LAW 459.
LAW 466 (3) Business Law Capstone
Integration of theoretical and practical elements of business law. For students opting for the Business Law Concentration.
Prerequisite: All of LAW 407, LAW 459, LAW 463. And 6 credits of other courses from the Concentration.
LAW 467 (1-3) d Topics in Corporate Law
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 468 (3) Ethics and Professionalism
The ethical dimensions of legal practice in Canada, including legislation, regulations, rules of professional conduct and cases, and the roles of lawyers, the legal profession and the legal system including their role in securing access to justice.
LAW 469 (3) Civil Procedure
Problems in the conduct of civil litigation including: ethical considerations; substantive problems such as notice, pleading, and discovery; and selected procedural problems. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 270 or LAW 469. [2-0] or [3-0]
LAW 470 (6) Innocence Project
Clinical program giving hands-on experience in reviewing claims of innocence post-conviction. Not offered every year; consult Faculty.
Corequisite: One of LAW 280, LAW 476 and LAW 471.
LAW 471 (3) Preventing Wrongful Convictions
Substantive legal principles and rules of evidence that can cause or help to prevent wrongful convictions or other miscarriages of justice. Roles of the participants in the criminal justice system. Not offered each year; consult Faculty.
LAW 472 (3) Advanced Trial Advocacy
Skills-training in all aspects of civil and criminal trial advocacy. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [4-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of LAW 270, LAW 469. LAW 280 or LAW 476 is also recommended.
LAW 473 (3) Appellate Advocacy
Issues relating to advocacy before appellate courts; techniques of appellate advocacy. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 474 (3) Trial Advocacy
Techniques of advocacy in civil and criminal cases including interviewing, pre-trial preparation, tactical analysis, development of facts, direct and cross examination and various ethical considerations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 280, LAW 476.
LAW 475 (2-4) d Competitive Trial Advocacy Credit
Trial advocacy. Restricted to students participating in one or more faculty approved trial advocacy competitions. Students enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in LAW 474. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 476 (3-4) d Evidence
The admissibility and use of evidence in litigation. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 280, LAW 476, or LAW 507.
LAW 477 (3) Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Negotiation and bargaining; formulation of general principles governing the negotiation process; negotiation in legal practice; alternative means of dispute resolution.
LAW 478 (3) Foundations of Dispute Resolution
Theoretical premises underlying the dispute-resolving process; arbitration, other non-judicial means of resolving legal disputes, and their relationship to litigation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 479 (3) Mediation
Mediation of legal disputes; negotiation theory and practice as they relate to mediation. Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 481 (1-3) d Topics in Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 482 (1-3) d Topics in Procedure and Evidence
Not offered each year, consult Faculty.
LAW 483 (3-6) d Competitive Moots and Advocacy Credit A
Appellate and related forms of advocacy. Restricted to students representing the Faculty for the first time in an approved advocacy competition. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 485 (3-6) d Client Counselling Competition Credit
Interviewing, counselling and negotiating. Restricted to students representing the Faculty in an approved client counselling competition. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 486 (2) Law Review Credit
Editing and business operations by senior editors or the business manager for UBC Law Review, Canadian Journal of Family Law or any other equivalent legal journal based in the Allard School of Law. One time credit only; cannot be repeated. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 488 (11) Clinical Term
Designed to explore the legal system in relation to disadvantaged members of society. Under supervision, students will act for clients in a range of legal matters and can expect to appear before courts and tribunals. Students will also work with community-based organisations. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 490 or LAW 491. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 280, LAW 476.
LAW 489 (4) Clinical Term: Paper
The graded component of LAW 488.
LAW 490 (6) Clinical Criminal Law
Dealing with criminal files under the supervision of experienced lawyers. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 488, LAW 490, or LAW 491. Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 260, LAW 400 and one of LAW 280, LAW 476.
LAW 491 (6) Law Students Legal Advice Program Credit
Restricted to a limited number of upper year students who (a) in their first or second year have participated in the provision of legal services to the public through the Law Students Legal Advice Program, and (b) continue that participation in their second or third year. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 488, LAW 490, or LAW 491. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 493 (2-4) d Directed Research
Enrolment restricted.
LAW 494 (2-4) d Directed Research
Enrolment restricted.
LAW 495 (2-4) d Directed Research
Enrolment restricted.
LAW 496 (2-4) d Directed Research
Enrolment restricted.
LAW 500 (4) Current Legal Problems
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 501 (2-8) d Directed Research
Students will be able to undertake advanced research into a topic approved by a faculty member, under the supervision of and in consultation with, that faculty member. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 504 (5-6) d Property Law
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 505 (5) Canadian Public Law
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 506 (4) Taxation
Law and practice of income and capital gains taxes. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 506, LAW 220 or LAW 407. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 507 (4) Evidence
The admissibility and use of evidence in litigation. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 507, LAW 280 or LAW 476. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 508 (3-4) d Business Organizations
A conceptual overview of business organizations in Canada, including partnerships and corporations, and the rights and duties of shareholders and directors. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 508, LAW 230 or LAW 459. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 509 (4) Administrative Law
The system of legal control exercised through non-judicial agencies and the relationship of the courts to the administrative process. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 509, LAW 210 or LAW 372. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 510 (2-4) d Sentencing
Comparative sentencing structures; competing sentencing philosophies and principles; the exercise of discretion; sentencing law and practice; sentencing advocacy; aids to sentencing, such as computerized information systems; prescriptive guidelines; problematic issues in sentencing, such as wife and child abuse. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 511 (2-4) d International Criminal Law
Analysis of topics such as jurisdiction, immunity from prosecution, mutual assistance in penal matters, recognition and enforcement of foreign penal laws, and international police co-operation; examination of selected offences such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, terrorism, illicit drug trafficking, and torture. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 515 (5) Canadian Private Law: Contractual Obligations and Remedies
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 518 (2-4) d Feminist Legal Studies: Key Themes and Current Debates
Diverse theoretical perspectives, key resources for feminist research on law, and the viability of different strategies or methods of engaging with law. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 521 (2-4) d Law and Development
Law and legal institutions in development policy and practice; multilateral, state and NGO perspectives. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 522 (2-4) d Modern Legal Culture: Historical Explorations
Aspects of the history of ideas relating to law in North America and elsewhere. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 524 (2-4) d Methodologies in Law and Policy
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 525 (5) Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 530 (4) Advanced Legal Research and Writing
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 549 (20) Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 552 (1-4) d Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice: Public Law I
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 553 (1-4) d Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice: Public Law II
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 554 (1-4) d Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice: Comparative and International Law
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 555 (1-4) d Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice: Legal Theory and Practice
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 556 (1-4) d Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice: Private and Commercial Law
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 557 (1-4) d Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice: Human and Group Rights Law
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 560 (3) Seminar in Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice
Completion of an upper-level 300- or 400-level J.D. seminar or workshop course 4 credit minimum, completion of a substantial research paper consisting of an advanced analysis relating to the subject matter of the particular seminar or workshop. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 561 (2) Fundamental Concepts in Tax Law
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 562 (4) Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
Taxation of corporations, taxation of shareholders, and the tax implications of the reorganization of corporations. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 408 or LAW 562. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407, LAW 506, LAW 561.
LAW 563 (3) Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
Survey of statutory and judicial rules governing the taxation of income earned through partnerships and trusts. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 409 or LAW 563. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407, LAW 506, LAW 561.
LAW 564 (3) Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 412 or LAW 564. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407, LAW 506, LAW 561.
LAW 565 (4) International Taxation
The tax aspects of international transactions. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 410 or LAW 565. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407, LAW 506, LAW 561.
LAW 566 (3) Tax Policy
The policies underlying the creation and implementation of tax laws. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 411 or LAW 566 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 506, LAW 561.
LAW 567 (3) Tax Administration and Dispute Resolution
Not offered each year, consult Faculty. Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 413 or LAW 567. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 407, LAW 506, LAW 561.
LAW 568 (1-4) d Topics in Taxation
Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 413 or LAW 568. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LAW 220, LAW 506, LAW 561.
LAW 569 (1-4) d Topics in International Taxation
Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 414 or LAW 569. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: One of LAW 410, LAW 565.
LAW 610 (2-4) d Doctoral Seminar I: Issues in Legal Theory
Including law and feminism, Marxism, post-modernism, social theory, law and the state; legal liberalism and its critics, and other jurisprudential discourses. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 611 (2-4) d Doctoral Seminar II: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Legal Theory
Applicability of legal concepts in different cultures and societies, and the consequences for the form and structure of law. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LAW 649 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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