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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 Research Paper.

Program Requirements Overview

Program Schedule

Total credits needed: 36

Note that students without a law degree are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Administrative Law Remedies ADLW 6765 Required 3.0 credits
Administrative Law: Overview and Current Developments ADLW 6740 Required 6.0 credits
Some Theoretical Perspectives on Public Law and Administration ADLW 6761 Required 3.0 credits
Canadian Immigration Law ADLW 6100 Elective 6.0 credits
Current Issues in Judicial Review of Administrative Action ADLW 6762 Elective 3.0 credits
Independent Significant Research Paper ADLW 6864P Elective 3.0 credits
Law of Police Oversight ADLW 6766 Elective 3.0 credits
Major Research Paper:Administrative Law LAW 6310P Elective 6.0 credits
Policy-Making in Administrative Tribunals ADLW 6763 Elective 3.0 credits
Public Inquiries ADLW 6572 Elective 3.0 credits
Regulatory Regimes ADLW 6748 Elective 6.0 credits
Selected Topics in Administrative Law ADLW 6701 Elective 3.0 credits
The "New" Administrative Law ADLW 6764 Elective 3.0 credits
The Law of Inquests ADLW 6760 Elective 3.0 credits

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