The objective of Intensive Criminal Law is to introduce students to the procedural aspects of criminal law from the initial charge through to sentencing. The course also is concerned with the ways in which the values and principles governing criminal law are reflected in these procedures, as well as with the development of negotiation and advocacy skills transferable to all areas of general litigation.
The students will be given fact situations and through discussions and simulation exercises they will cover a number of aspects of the criminal law process. These may include areas such as: bail applications, plea bargaining, speaking to sentence, effective written and oral communication techniques, issues of admissibility of statements, ethical issues and/or how to manage client expectations. Students also will engage in an analysis of the principles set out in sections 493.2 and 718.2(e) of the Criminal Code of Canada and the Supreme Court cases of Gladue and Ipeelee.
ENROLLMENT: LIMITED TO 18.