Professional LLM Specializing in Constitutional Law
Listen to Distinguished Research Professor Allan Hutchinson speak on The Academic Minute about his recent book, Is Eating People Wrong?: Great Legal
Cases and How they Shaped the World. Professor Hutchinson taught Constitutional Theory in January 2012.
This program is available via Distance Learning.
Start Date: Fall 2013 & Winter 2014
Bruce B. Ryder, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Richard A. Haigh, Ajunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Warren J. Newman, Senior General Counsel, Department of Justice, Canada
This innovative and cutting-edge two-year, part-time Professional LLM program is designed for practitioners across Canada who want to develop greater expertise in this dynamic area of law. From theory to human rights and the Charter, to aboriginal issues, this program explores, in detail, areas of
importance in Canadian constitutional law, and comparative perspectives of the constitutional law of such countries
as the United States, the United Kingdom and others. Instructed by an interdisciplinary faculty including academics,
practitioners and judges, students will develop an understanding of constitutional law that is unique and unparalleled
The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits.
The 36 credits can be obtained by either coursework or a blend of coursework
and a Major Research Paper (70 pages). Students who elect to do the degree by coursework only must write a Significant Research Paper (30 pages) as the means of evaluation in one of the courses within the specialization.
The Advanced Legal Research Workshop is required for all students who wish to complete a Major Research Paper. Please note that this will not count towards the 36 credits required to complete the degree.
Courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Videoconferencing is available for most
courses, although occasional attendance in person in Toronto is required (refer to the schedule for specific details on each
Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.
Evidence and Procedure in Constitutional Litigation
|Constitutional Law-Related Elective Courses
Criminal Law & the Charter: Implications & Expectations
Legal Rights in the Canadian Charter
Federalism & Institutions of Government
Fundamental Freedoms in the Canadian Charter
Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Constitution
The Theory and Practice of ADR
The Law of the Crown
Administrative Law: Overview and Current Developments
Some Theoretical Perspectives on Public Law and Administration
The New Administrative Law
Advanced Trial Advocacy and Evidence Issues
Municipalities in a Legal and Policy Context
The Widening Scope of Municipal Jurisdiction
The Charter and Human Rights in Labour Law
The Canadian Health Care System: Legal Frameworks
Major Research Paper
Note: Not all courses are offered every year or program cycle.
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