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Administrative Law

Program Overview

This specialization gives students the opportunity to examine and analyze contemporary legal issues relating to the delivery of public programs and social benefits. At an advanced level, students will examine: current developments in administrative law, theoretical perspectives on public administration, the law and application of judicial review principles, case studies in provincial and federal administrative specializations, institutions and policy-making processes, and the liability of the Crown and other public bodies.

Who is the Specialization for?

  • Law graduates with legal work experience or a strong demonstrated interest in administrative law.
  • Professionals without a law degree who have at least five years of related work experience in the fields of government, education, tribunal, policy, and regulatory work. For those who wish to add an advanced credential in administrative law to their professional profile.

Specialization Structure

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals across Canada and abroad, all courses in this two year part-time specialization are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3-5 day intensives. New students can start the specialization in the Fall or the Winter term, required courses are offered in alternating Winter terms. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper.

Degree Requirements Overview

Total credits needed: 36

Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Administrative Law Remedies LAW 6765P Required 3.0 credits
Administrative Law: Overview and Current Developments LAW 6740 Required 6.0 credits
Some Theoretical Perspectives on Public Law and Administration LAW 6761P Required 3.0 credits
Current Issues in Judicial Review of Administrative Action LAW 6762P Elective 3.0 credits
Law of Police Oversight LAW 6766 Elective 3.0 credits
Major Research Paper:Administrative Law LAW 6310P Elective 6.0 credits
Policy-Making in Administrative Tribunals LAW 6763P Elective 3.0 credits
Public Inquiries LAW 6572 Elective 3.0 credits
Regulatory Regimes LAW 6748 Elective 6.0 credits
The "New" Administrative Law LAW 6764 Elective 3.0 credits
The Law of Inquests LAW 6760 Elective 3.0 credits

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