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Course Name Contemporary Issues in Litigation
Course Code LAW 6702P
Course Credits 6.0
Course Description

Contemporary Issues in Litigation is a study of recent developments in civil, criminal, procedural, and public law that influence the role of courts, governments, public authorities, administrative tribunals, and lawyers in making law and administering justice. The course employs the lens of the rule of law, including an examination of how the courts and legislatures are subject to the rule of law in a constitutional democracy and how and to what extent, if at all, the rule of law is entrenched in the constitution. Particular topics are drawn from areas of law undergoing considerable change and which are featured prominently in recent cases, commentary and scholarship, including access to justice; abuse of class actions and Charter proceedings; judicial independence; the limits of the jurisdiction of administrative tribunals; how courts achieve finality; and arbitral jurisdiction and whether arbitrators are subject to the rule of law. The course format involves active participation and leadership by students. The content applies to a broad spectrum of practitioners whose work intersects with advocacy and the rule of law.

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Specialization Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 10h Substantive; 2h Professionalism Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca This course is also eligible towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) for 2.0 ethics hours.
NCA Status N/A

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