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    University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  Jan 22, 2018
2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

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SSCI 1010U – Introduction to Canadian Legal System

This is an introductory course that provides students with an overview of the nature, principles, sources, systems and types of law as well as its role in society. It critically examines the basic tenets of Canadian law in its historic and contemporary context. In addition to a general introduction to law and the legal system, the course covers specific topics such as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal law, family law, law of contract, law of torts and human rights issues. The impact of law on various groups in society and the role of law in social change will also be discussed.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

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