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.
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.
“Introduction to Civil Procedure” is an exploration of the methodology employed to ensure the fair assessment of claims brought in the civil litigation process. The course will focus on the practices, rules and procedures leading to the trial of a civil action.
The course will concentrate on the Manitoba Queen’s Bench Rules and the cases interpreting those rules. Practical tips and measures to ensure compliance with the rules will also be considered. Problem solving will be stressed by studying how the rules apply in various factual scenarios.
The primary purpose of this course is to train students in lawyering skills. Students will be required to engage in classroom work and participate in simulated exercises. Emphasis will be given to the differences and similarities between administrative tribunal and court advocacy.