Program OverviewThis 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 StructureDesigned 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|
|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|