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Course Name Federalism & Institutions of Government
Course Code LAW 6721P
Course Credits 6.0
Course Description

This course examines the impact of unwritten constitutional principles, including federalism and the division of powers, on the text and underlying structure of the Constitution; the operation of the conventions of responsible government and the principles of democracy, the rule of law and the protection of minorities in representative institutions; the separation of powers and the respective roles of the Crown, Parliament and the legislatures, and the courts in ensuring respect for constitutionalism; the process of and prospects for constitutional amendment; and selected topics in federalism (as examples, peace, order and good government; trade and commerce; criminal law; property and civil rights; interjurisdictional immunity; and paramountcy).

Upcoming Offerings

Winter 2019

Specialization Constitutional Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive 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
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.