This course provides students with an introduction to Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency law under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. By the end of the course students will understand the main components of Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency law as well as the key policy issues.
The Externship (Business Law Clinical Externship leading to a Clinical Pathway in Business Law) is a practical business clinical course involving various aspects of solicitors' work, including interviewing, negotiating, counselling, drafting and memo writing. The course takes a practice-based, inter-disciplinary approach in order to develop broader understanding of counsel’s role within the wider business and corporate context. Emphasis will be on transactional matters and business development, integrating questions of professional responsibility and ethics into the course.
Students will read and engage 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.
Relationships between children and youth, family, state and law are examined within an interdisciplinary context, focusing on such issues as rights theories and the public/private distinction; regulation of young offenders; child protection and state intervention; children in the courts; and the particular challenges of older children/young adults at the boundary between childhood and adulthood.