Charter of Rights and Freedoms Syllabus

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - CML 1213
PROFESSOR JOSEPH MAGNET
 
SYLLABUS
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
 
CML 1213 is an introductory course through which students will explore the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ["the Charter"]. CML 1213 will introduce students to the broad range of Charter protected interests, except for legal rights at secs. 7-14 of the Charter (secs. 7-14 are studied in the criminal law courses).
 
Readings are assigned for each class according to the schedule below. Students are expected to read the assigned materials prior to the class indicated, and be prepared to discuss the materials in class.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
 
1. To familiarize students with the structure and substance of the Charter; 
2. To familiarize students with techniques of Charter interpretation;
3. To introduce students to the literature which expounds the Charter, including case law and doctrine;
4. To introduce students to techniques and trends for identifying Charter issues; and
5. To introduce students to factual and legal analysis which implicate the Charter in legal problems.
 
EVALUATION
 
One take home, final examination, eight hours in length, with a maximum submission of ten, typed (12 pt) double spaced pages, will count for 100% of the final mark.
 
REQUIRED TEXTS
 
J.E. Magnet, Constitutional Law of Canada, Vol. II 8th edition (Juriliber, 2001)