Laws 3307 September 7th, 2016
A Profile of Canadian Youth
- Youth (12-24 years) represent approximately 17% of the Canadian population
- The number of First Nations youth is increasing
- Youth crime rate for 2012 was lower than th
As a risk analyst assigned specifically to the client Mr. Norman Bates, the owner of a
small motel in Ottawa, it is immediately evident that there are multiple risks that are necessary to
address associated with the proposed expansion of his b
1 Describe and explain the historical background of Canada's sentencing regime.
Canada's sentencing regime is based almost completely on colonial English and preconfederation statutes. Most of our sentencing procedures and classifications derive
Reading Review Chapter 2(a)(b)(c)(d)
The Glorious Principle and Its Proximity Gloss
September 27th, 2016
This weeks readings focus heavily on the concepts of duty of care, reasonable care, the
idea of neighbours in legal terms, an
Reading Summary #2: Nuremberg and Its Legacy
September 29th, 2016
Nuremberg is undoubtedly an important component in the development of human rights
and international criminal law, but also had its flaws in the sense that it r
Reading Review Chapter 4(a)(b)(c)
October 4th, 2016
This weeks readings all look at similar scenarios involving the duty of care owed by
servers, bars, and social hosts to their patrons and guests; particularly when t
Reading Review Chapter 5(a)(b)(c)(d)
The Emergence of Contract Law: Exchange and the Market
October 11th, 2016
This weeks readings introduced us to the concept of contracts in the legal world. The
first part of the reading provide
Reading Review Chapter 6(a)(b)(c) / Chapter 7(e)(f)
Contractual Obligations: Then and Now / Consideration and Evolution in Agreement
October 18th, 2016
This weeks readings introduced us to the three essential elements of a legally
R v. Smith
Causal chain more direct than Jordan's.
Actus Reus can be determined more clearly.
R v. Droste
1st degree murder = planned + deliberate.
Defence said that there was no mens rea because he did kill the person he intended.
Strict Liability vs. Ab
Reading Review Chapter 1
Legal Categories and Private Law Obligations
September 19th, 2016
Private and Public Interest (a)
It is important for legal writers to classify, organize, and map out the law.
This legal classification is called
Mens Rea and Actus Reus
The two essential components of a criminal conviction.
Mental aspect of the offence; the person needs to intend to commit the crime.
One way to prove intent is to present the facts and determine a motive.
Carl Schmitt and Max Weber were both very influential people who made valuable contributions to the
developments, as well as the study, of political thought. Both scholars offered their own alternative thoughts on
the topic of modern politics
Monday, September 12, 2016
LAWS 3504A: Law and Aboriginal Peoples
Week Two :
- Indian Act (1867-1876-1880-1951-1986 [C-31]-2012 [C-45])
Indian act is based on ethnicity and treats people different based on ethnicity
- Reserves (often non-cultivable areas
Question 1: How does Tully explain our tendency to favour one type of Canadian constitutionalism?
There are two types of relationships regarding constitutionalism described by Tully in A Just
Relationship, colonial and treaty. Non-Aboriginal Canadians ten
The case Reference re Validity of Orders in Council in Relation to Persons of the
Japanese Race,  S.C.R. 2481, or as commonly known as the Japanese Deportation
case, concluded with an upholding of a Supreme Court ruling that declared a government
Politics as a Vocation describes the three inner justifications, or, legitimations of
domination (violence), that aid in the understanding of both the reading they described in, as well
as with Benjamins Critique of Violence. The first justification of do
LAWS 2105 B
Lynn Hunt: Inventing Human Rights Summary
In the introduction to Lynn Hunts book, Inventing Human Rights: A History, both the
Declaration of Independence (1776) and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and
Citizen (1789) are discussed.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
LAWS 2105 - B
- Bybe and John Yoo from article will be in the movie next week
helped write the template on permission to torture (Waldren Article)
- Read David Hirsch article
talks about international human rights,
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
LAWS 1000: Final Exam Review
Chapter One Social Context:
- What is law?
an order will be called law if it is externally guaranteed by the probability that
coercion (physical or psychological), to bring about conformity of avera
In Hannah Arendts account, Eichmann in Jerusalem, of Otto Adolf Eichmanns trial in
Jerusalem, it is stressed that despite his criminal responsibility in crimes against the Jewish
people in World War II, that Eichmann is, in fact, not a monster. Arendt
Week 7 - Hopes, Dreams & Ghosts
Constitutional Law - 3 Components of Canadian Law
1. British Foundations (BNA Act / Constitution Act 1867)
3. Canadian Charter of RIghts and Freedoms
BNA 1867 - 2 Principles
[Our constitution must be similar i
Law Week 4 - The Unknowwwwnnnn
Hagan: The New Legal Scholarship
internal vs external approaches (doctrinal (internal) / empirical scholarship (social
Law on the books vs Law in action
Real law: law as lived in society
Ehrlich Law cannot be impri
Week 3 - How We Know The Law
Not all natural law comes from morality
Key thing vs positive law: LAW COMES FROM OUTSIDE OF HUMAN RELATIONS (e.g.
Valid law = valid process
Goal of law is to promote predictability, calculability
Week 2 - Introduction to Law
Law can be used to determine the major events in the history of a society
Not all societies use the law in the same way as we do (e.g. traditional societies may rely
on customs as a source of rules to depend on in the solving