Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Course number: LAW 3940

This course is a perspective, research-based course that will focus on engagement with a variety of perspectives on particular Charter rights, the legitimacy of judicial review under the Charter, and the capacity of the Charter to address significant social issues such as, for example, poverty, religious freedoms, and gender equality. Course content and readings will focus on recent, current and emerging Charter issues, including in Charter litigation, legislative developments, judicial approaches and interpretations, and theoretical Charter issues. Students will be expected to actively participate in the coursework and discussions, including completing readings and taking positions on issues in class and in the assigned research paper.

INSTRUCTOR: Dayna Steinfeld

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