3135 Course Syllabus Fall 2007

3135 Course Syllabus Fall 2007 - PUBLIC LAW I AS/POLS 3135...

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P UBLIC L AW I AS/POLS 3135 3.0 (F) S ECTION A (Crosslisted to: AK/POLS 3135 3.00, AK/SOCI 3135 3.00, GL/POLS 3135 3.00, AK/PPAS 3135 3.00) T HE C ONSTITUTION AND THE C OURTS I N C ANADA F ALL T ERM 2007 Course Director: Ray Bazowski Office: 131 McLaughlin College Office Hours: T, F 1-2 pm, and by appointment Contact: (416) 736-2100 ext. 20723 [email protected] Lectures: Fridays, 2:30 – 4:30 TEL 0016 Tutorials: 01 F 11:30 R S102 02 F 11:30 VH 1020 03 F 9:30 VH 1018 04 F 10:30 VH 1018 T HE C OURSE : This course will examine the role of the courts in the governmental process in Canada, and particularly in relation to leading Supreme Court of Canada decisions regarding the Division of Powers between the federal government and the provinces. Attention will be paid to formal constitutional interpretation, the politics of the judicial process, and the relation between law, public policy and administration in Canada. Relation Between POLS 3135 and POLS 3136: Most students who take Public Law I (3135) also take Public Law II (3136) (though there is no requirement to do so). Public Law II is taught during the Winter Term in the same time period and focuses on Supreme Court of Canada decisions relating to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms . LAST DAY ON WHICH YOU CAN DROP THIS COURSE WITHOUT RECEIVING A GRADE IS NOVEMBER 9
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2 R EADINGS : Required: Course Kit: This consists of a kit of required readings. This kit can be purchased from the Keele Copy Centre, 4699 Keele Street. 416-665-9675 Text: Gerald L. Gall, The Canadian Legal System (Scarborough: Ontario, Carswell, 2004). Recommended: Peter W. Hogg, Constitutional Law of Canada Student Edition. Joanne Buckley, Fit to Print: The Canadian Student’s Guide to Essay Writing (Toronto: Harcourt, 2001). Web Resources: Supreme Court of Canada homepage: http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/Welcome/index_e.asp Reported decisions of the Supreme Court 1983 to present: http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/index.html Canadian Legal Information Institute (a search engine for reported court cases in all Canadian jurisdictions) http://www.canlii.org/en/index.html Osgoode Hall Law School sponsored blog containing commentaries on and discussions of Supreme Court decisions: http://www.thecourt.ca/ Homepage of the Canadian Judicial Council: http://www.cjc-ccm.gc.ca/article.asp?id=5 Homepage of the Office for the Commissioner For Federal Judicial Affairs: http://www.fja.gc.ca/fja-cmf/index-eng.html Legal Information Institute (Cornell University Law School), a legal resource for U.S. constitutional law: http://www.law.cornell.edu/ 2
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