This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2024 to April 2025.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2024-2025, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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LAW 401.3: Securities Regulation

An introduction to the principles of securities regulation in Canada. The course will provide an overview of the regulatory system including registration and prospectus requirements (and exceptions thereto), continuous disclosure, insider trading and reporting, and control transactions. Special emphasis will be given to the regulatory aspects of advising a public company, including corporate finance, disclosure and governance matters.

Weekly hours: 2 Lecture hours and 1 Reading hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): LAW 361.


LAW 402.3: International Commercial Transactions

Addresses a variety of issues that arise in the context of international private sales transactions and the law that is applicable to their solution. Introduction to basic conflict of laws (private international law) rules that determine how the law applicable to a particular contractual issue is determined. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is examined and the effect of its application to central features of an international sale of goods contract are explored. The law applicable to digital communications in contract formation is examined. Examines methods of payment and security mechanisms such as letters of credit (governed by the Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits), security agreements, financing leasing, factoring, forfaiting, standby letters of credit and export credit insurance. International instruments such as the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, 2001 and the Convention on Assignments in Receivable Financing, 2002 are examined. Litigation in domestic courts arising out of disputes between parties is examined with focus on jurisdiction and foreign judgement recognition. Since dispute settlement through international arbitration is a common feature of modern international contracting, both domestic arbitration law (The Arbitration Act) and international arbitration law (International Commercial Arbitration Act) are considered in detail.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 404.3: Judgment Enforcement Law

The issuance of a judgment does not, in itself, enable a successful claimant to reach the financial resources or property of the judgment debtor for purposes of satisfaction of the successful plaintiff's claim. The enforcement of a judgement for the payment of money entails resorting to the specialized system of law that constitutes the subject of this course. The various methods of judgement enforcement are examined. In addition the law applicable to fraudulent conveyances and preferences is examined in detail.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 405.3: Advanced Criminal Law

The seminar focuses on substantive criminal law with emphasis on critical analysis of the grounds of criminal liability and criminal responsibility. The challenges that social and cultural diversity pose for the development of substantive criminal law will be considered throughout.

Note: Students with credit for LAW 805 cannot receive credit for this course.


LAW 406.3: Law and Culture

This interdisciplinary seminar explores legal culture within the larger cultural contexts that it shapes and is shaped by. In studying the ways in which law and cultures intersect in history, theory, and practice, students will enhance their critical understanding of the independence and interdependence of law and justice; the value of cultural theory in reading legal texts; the challenges and opportunities of inter-cultural perspectives; the role of media images of the law and lawyers; issues of race, gender, class, commodification, and sexuality; the construction of public and private spheres; censorship and intellectual property; agency and accountability; cultural myths and narrative powers.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Note: Students with credit for LAW 806 will not receive credit for this course.


LAW 407.3: Bankruptcy Insolvency and Receiverships

Designed to permit close examination of central features of the law of bankruptcy, insolvency and equitable receiverships. The specific issues that will be examined in the context of bankruptcy and insolvency law will include: the role and efficacy of consumer and business insolvency proceedings, the position of secured creditors of the bankrupt, the status of statutory lien holders, the relationship between receivership and bankruptcy, dealings with undischarged bankruptcies, bankruptcy exemptions, the role of unsecured creditors in bankruptcy administration and consumer bankruptcies. The central features of Insolvency (reorganization) systems contained in the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act are examined in detail. The specific issues that will be examined in the context of equitable receivership include: the receiver as agent of the debtor and representative of the secured party, the special position of a receiver-manager and receiverships under The Personal Property Security Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 409.3: Rural Legal Externship Seminar

The purpose of this seminar is to provide a theoretical framework and reflective space for 2L and 3L students to deepen their understanding of rural law, ethics, and practical issues they encounter in their externship placements. It aims to complement the hands-on externship experience with academic inquiry and discussion, enriching students’ overall learning and professional development. The LAW 409: Rural Legal Externship Seminar is designed to run concurrently with the Rural Legal Externship. It may include guest lectures from experts in rural law, workshops on specialized topics and sessions focused on developing professional skills such as negotiation and advocacy. The seminar will also provide a forum for students to present their experiences, challenges, and successes from their externships, fostering a collaborative and supportive learning environment.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Corequisite(s): LAW 434.12 Rural Legal Externship.


LAW 410.3: Intellectual and Industrial Property I

A survey of substantive elements of some areas of intellectual and industrial property law and the current legal frameworks respecting copyright, industrial design, trademarks, patents and plant breeders' rights. Approximately one quarter of the course will be devoted to each of copyright, trademarks and patents. Industrial design and plant breeder's rights laws will be treated only with sufficient details to familiarize students with their scope. Time will be allocated to considering the development of and theory underpinning current Canadian and international intellectual property regimes. An examination of developments and problems caused by internationalization and by new technologies and demands on the law in a post-industrial, digital-age society will be included.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 411.3: Drinking and Driving in the Criminal Justice System

The course will provide an overview and introduction to the law of drinking and driving in Canada. Emphasis will be placed on the statutory requirements of drinking and driving, as well as the Charter-protected interest of the accused including, but not limited to, right to counsel (section 10(b)), search and seizure (section 8) and arbitrary detention (section 9). The various Charter remedies available pursuant to sections 24(1) and 24(2) will also be explored. The course will be considered in both an academic and practical context. Discussion will include balancing the interests of the accused versus the protection of the public from drunk drivers. The course will also examine the sentencing regime for both occasional and chronic offenders.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 351 or LAW 423.


LAW 413.3: Current Issues in Law Reform

This seminar will introduce students to the principles and process that guide the reform of the law. The seminar will use selected readings and presentations by guest lecturers and the professor to provide the foundation for a consideration of the processes, machinery and potential for law reform initiatives in areas of provincial jurisdiction. Students will be introduced to approaches to law reform, interact with the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan and will learn about the successes and failures of a number of recent provincial law reform initiatives.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 414.3: Access to Justice and the Institutions of Justice

This 3-credit seminar explores the topic of access to justice. It addresses definitions and theoretical debates concerning access to justice, and will critically examine the role of legal institutions, governments, communities, the legal profession, and individual lawyers in addressing the issues of access to justice in our society. While the course focuses on the role of legal actors and institutions, it will also situate the issue of access to justice in its social, political and economic context, and critically examine perspectives such as those offered by "community lawyering" writers and critical Indigenous scholars about the solutions to the problem of access to justice in Canada.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Restriction(s): Restricted to Upper-Year Law students.


LAW 415.3: Municipal Law

This course examines the scope and exercise of municipal authority, municipal governance, as well as planning, subdivision, zoning and other means of land use regulation.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 416.3: Elder Law

Examines the way in which the law impacts elders in our society. We will examine topics such as the concept of aging, considerations in representing elders, housing, concepts of guardianship and substitute decision making, capacity and consent, healthcare directives, elder neglect and abuse and the role of the Public Trustee.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 417.3: Insurance Law

An examination of general topics of insurance law and how the legislation and common law deal with these topics in relation to property, life and automobile insurance. Topics include classifications of insurance, the legal position of brokers and agents and concepts of indemnity, insurable interest, non-disclosure and misrepresentation, the rights of third parties to recover insurance proceeds, warranties and conditions, valuation, subrogation and contribution.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 418.3: Sexual Assault

The seminar examines sexual assault in domestic and international criminal and civil law. Topics addressed include: 1) comparison of alternate theoretical conceptualizations and legal definitions of sexual assault; 2) interpretation of current substantive law: consent in the actus reus, consent and voluntariness, mens rea, mistakes of fact and law, the 'reasonable steps' provision; 3) administration of justice in relation to sexual assault: police and prosecutorial practices and policy, determinations of credibility and admissibility of evidence, questions of law and fact, the judicial role, jury instructions, sentencing; 4) civil actions; 5) criminal compensation boards; 6) the Charter and international human rights law, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979, Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 1993, Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute), 1998, including recognition of 'rape' and other forms of sexual violence of comparable gravity as 'war crimes' and 'crimes against humanity'.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 351 and LAW 423
Note: Students with credit for LAW 818 will not receive credit for this course.


LAW 419.3: Remedies I

Examination of the principles and rules for remedying breaches of contract, tortious wrongs, and invasions of property rights. It will consider issues arising in the assessment of compensatory and non-compensatory damages, as well as equitable remedies like injunctions and specific performance.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 420.3: Current Issues in Insolvency

In our world of ever growing corporate structures and technology the practice of insolvency law is changing and adapting. This seminar will examine new and emerging legal issues that today’s companies face when they reorganize under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada by comparing it to how the United States treats similar issues under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Various areas of insolvency law will be discussed including one of the newest issues, the treatment of encrypted digital currencies (“cryptocurrencies” or the “bitcoin”) when a debtor becomes insolvent. Other issues that will be explored include debtor-in-possession financing, critical suppliers, mass tort claims (ie. the Red Cross tainted blood scandal), cross-border insolvencies of multinational corporations, how a debtor’s environmental damage is dealt with in insolvency, the treatment of intellectual property, employment law as well as the use of the CCAA and Chapter 11 to liquidate companies rather than reorganize. The recent reorganizations of Target, Sears and Toys ‘R’ Us will also be examined.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 421.3: Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Introduces students to i) the roles, responsibilities and authority of the legal profession and ii) the legal and ethical duties of lawyers in the practice of law. The regulation of various aspects of the profession - admission, regulation of the practice of law, lawyer discipline, etc. are critically examined. As well, students will learn the elements of a lawyer's duties to client, the court and others, including himself or herself. This involves an understanding of the lawyer's role in the adversary system, the nature of lawyer-client confidentiality, integrity and conflicts of interest in various roles performed by lawyers.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students with credit for LAW 497 will not receive credit for this course.


LAW 422.3: Indigenous Legal Processes

This course explores Indigenous traditional law within the cultural paradigm of Circle Teachings methodology. Using the four circles Cree teachings as a starting place and teaching tool, the students will be given an understanding of traditional family structure, governance and an overview of history. Using stories, songs and dance as well as invited guests the class will discuss the laws of wahkotowin which demonstrates the traditional roles, responsibilities and obligations of family, community, land and creation.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


LAW 423.3: Criminal Procedure

Jurisdiction, including classification of offences, time limitations, jurisdiction under the Charter; pre-trial procedure and practices, including search and seizure, arrest and detention, right to counsel; judicial interim release (bail); the preliminary inquiry and the process of discovery; the charging process, including stays and withdrawals; pleas; trials; trial by jury.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 351 recommended.


LAW 424.3: Sports Law

This course examines the application of various aspects of law to the field of sports. The course will examine the role played by sports in our culture and our society. We will look at the application of contract law and collective bargaining in professional sports, including arbitration, and the role of anti-trust legislation to the sports industry, including comparative approaches to the regulation of sport. The course will also examine issues of the right to participate, ethics in sports, including drugs in amateur and professional sports and the role of sports agents in professional sport. The application of tort law and criminal law to violence in sports will also be examined.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


LAW 425.3: Sentencing in Criminal Justice System

Selected topics relevant to sentencing in the criminal justice system combining theory, doctrine and practice. Theoretical aims of punishment and their translation into current legal doctrine and practice will be discussed, with particular emphasis on the Canadian and Saskatchewan context.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 426.3: Advanced Secured Transactions

In this seminar students are given the opportunity to explore features of personal property security law and real property security law that are not addressed or only superficially addressed in survey courses in these areas.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 303
Note: LAW 307 is recommended


LAW 427.3: Gale Moot

Participation in the Gale Moot Competition held annually in Toronto is required. It will involve research and advocacy, both oral and written, on a complex case or problem in the field of criminal and/or constitutional law. Students are responsible for the preparation of both an Appellant's and a Respondent's factum, and will participate in at least three practice moots at the College prior to the competition. Recommended for students with an interest in public speaking and exacting research.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


LAW 428.3: Wills

Execution; construction and revocation of wills; powers of attorney; and advanced health care directives. Issues of probate; survivorship; intestate succession; dependents' relief; and family issues, as they relate to wills and estates; including a discussion of the law surrounding adult guardianship application, pre- and post-mortem opportunities relating to wills and estates.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 430.3: Negotiation

Examination of the form and function of negotiation as a problem-solving process. Negotiation is critical to lawyers and others concerned with preventing or resolving disputes. Effective negotiation skills will be studied from theoretical, critical and practical perspectives, placing emphasis on the lawyer's role in negotiation.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 431.3: Advanced Constitutional Law

Examination of current issues in constitutional law, including issues of constitutional theory, federalism and the constitutional protection of individual and group rights.


LAW 432.3: Human Rights

An understanding of contemporary debates about universalism and of the meaning of human rights with attention to political theory and international underpinnings. The concept of discrimination and the constitutional position of human rights in Canada. Detailed analysis of the concept of equality as it is embedded in domestic anti-discrimination law and enshrined in section 15 of the Charter.

Note: Students with credit for LAW 823 will not receive credit for this course.


LAW 433.3: Sallows Human Rights Seminar

The Sallows Seminar in Human Rights will be offered once a year, usually in the first term. It will be led by the visiting Sallows Professor in Human Rights and have a varied content, depending upon the incumbent's experience and interest. The seminar may be interdisciplinary.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 434.12: Rural and Regional Externship Practicum

The Rural Legal Externship leverages an experiential education model where law students learn through direct experience, hands-on mentorship, and critical reflection. Centered around students' clinical experiences in a rural legal setting at Legal Aid or Public Prosecutions, they will work with client files across a spectrum of legal areas potentially including family law and criminal law, gaining a deeper understanding of various legal challenges specific to rural communities. Students will be supervised throughout their legal assignments by a practicing lawyer, ensuring guidance and support as they navigate real-world client files. As part of their externship and the associated seminar, students will gain essential tools to critically reflect upon their legal practice and explore their identities as future lawyers. This immersive insight into the legal system in rural areas prepares students to effectively contribute to and advocate within these communities. Students are expected to engage in their extern duties from Monday to Thursday each week, with Friday mornings dedicated to attending an online clinical law seminar. Upon approval, would meet the program requirement for a Seminar Class.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of first-year Law.
Corequisite(s): LAW 409.3 Rural Law Externship Seminar.


LAW 435.3: Law and Economics

This seminar will apply economic principles to analyze legal principles. Topics covered will include the economic analysis of major areas of the common law, namely, property law, tort law and contract law. Other topics include (i) the economic approach to corporate law, (ii) bankruptcy, and (iii) competition law. As the various topics are covered, students will see how the law might be addressing certain kinds of recurring economic problems, including prisoners' dilemmas, transaction costs, externalities, asymmetric information, principal-agent problems, and free-rider problems. A previous background in economics is not required.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 436.3: Aboriginal Law

The Aboriginal peoples of Canada; Aboriginal title and Aboriginal rights; treaties and the treaty-making process, including hunting and fishing rights, Natural Resources Transfer Agreements; the Metis; land claims; federal and provincial jurisdiction over Aboriginal peoples and lands; Indian Act, including membership and Bill C-31; constitutional recognition and protection of the rights of Aboriginal peoples; Aboriginal self-determination.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 438.3: Economic Inequality Poverty and the Law

Examines the causes and impacts of economic inequality and poverty in Canada. Considers various definitions of poverty and inequality and the relationships between poverty and economic inequality and race, gender, disability and class. Explores the role of law in creating, regulating and/or alleviating poverty and economic inequality.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 439.3: Mediation

Mediation-broadly speaking, the process of assisting the negotiation of others- is being increasingly used to resolve legal disputes. This course explores mediation from both theoretical and practical perspectives. As well as examining the structure and different approaches to mediation, students will develop skills for engaging the mediation process effectively in every role. While students will experience and study mediation from a variety of perspectives, it is the implication for their role as lawyers that forms the common theme.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 430


LAW 440.3: Innovation in Justice The Dean’s Forum on Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution

The Dean’s Forum on Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice (the Dean’s Forum) is an important initiative that engages justice community stakeholders in Saskatchewan in a dialogue about access to justice and the future of the legal system. This course offers law students a unique opportunity to meaningfully and actively contribute to this consultation and policy development exercise.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year of the J.D. degree.


LAW 441.3: Laskin Moot

This seminar is designed to provide academic supervision and credit for the four students who are members of the College team in the Laskin Memorial Moot Court competition. Participants do research and written and oral advocacy on a complex problem in administrative and constitutional law. The seminar is recommended for those with an interest in advocacy, exacting research, and public law issues. The Laskin Moot is a bilingual (French/English) competition where a minimum of one of the four team members participates in French.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 340 recommended.


LAW 442.3: Refugee Law

Refugee Law is a seminar class which will examine the essential principles and process as related to refugee law both in Canada and internationally. We will consider, amongst others, the Refugee Convention, the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulation, and will look to significant players including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Students will also observe the relationship between the refugee law, human rights law and administrative Law. We will also examine the effect of environmental changes such as global warming which will result in massive population shift. The process and criteria for the attainment, denial, and withdrawal of refugee status underpin much of the class content.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Note: Completion of LAW 304 "Immigration Law" would be beneficial.


LAW 443.3: Indigenous Peoples and the Criminal Process

This seminar will be designed to give exposure to a myriad of subtopics relating generally to the relationship between the criminal justice system and Indigenous people of Canada. From Policing to Sentencing Indigenous people have been overrepresented and mistreated by the justice system at all stages. Certainly there is significant alienation from police and courts. The Supreme Court of Canada has acknowledged that the system has been systemically racist in the sentencing decisions of Gladue and Ipeelee. Indeed, Gladue, while appearing to have not had much of an impact, is being used in many stages of the criminal justice system beyond sentencing. The seminar will be designed to explore the myriad of reasons for the alienation of Indigenous peoples and search for solutions thereto. The seminar will provide readings in a wide range of historical and modern sources to provide a strong grounding for the student in relevant topics.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Note: LAW 423 and LAW 425 are recommended.


LAW 444.3: Environmental Law

Surveys the actual and potential role of the law in protecting the integrity of the environment from threats posed by scientific and technological advances over exploitation of resources, rapid development and population growth.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students with credit for LAW 844 will not receive credit for this course.


LAW 446.3: Natural Resources Law

Seminar introducing the legal regulation of natural resources. Explores a variety of legal and policy considerations involved in the exploitation of natural resources. Subjects addressed include sustainable development of natural resources, the ownership and disposition of natural resources, and social and environmental considerations.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 447.3: Aboriginal Rights Moot

The Aboriginal Rights Moot is a moot structured on the traditional Aboriginal circle consensus-building process. It is designed to allow law students to debate and discuss Aboriginal rights issues vital to the Aboriginal peoples.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): LAW 436.
Note:Team is typically chosen in October and competition typically takes place in March.


LAW 448.3: Dispute Resolution Moot

Lawyers use dispute resolution skills in various procedural settings, and often advocate for their clients in negotiation and mediation processes. This course offers students an opportunity for intensive skill development in dispute resolution and mediation advocacy through a competitive moot experience.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): LAW 430. Prerequisite may be waived at the discretion of the coach.
Restriction(s): Restricted to Upper-Year Law students.


LAW 449.3: Canadian Legal History

Introduces students to fundamental developments in Canadian legal history, and uses a historical perspective to enhance understanding of Canadian legal institutions and principles. The course will survey the ingredients of the Canadian legal heritage: English, European and American influences; the legacy of civil, common and customary law. There will also be discussion of the impact of Canadian historical events on specific areas of Canadian law, such as immigration law, family law, criminal and constitutional law.

Note: Students with credit for LAW 839 will not receive credit for this course.


LAW 450.3: Western Canada Moot

This course involves preparation and participation in a trial advocacy moot initially involving the six western Canadian law schools followed by a national competition. Participants are involved in juried trial relating to a problem in evidence, criminal procedure and/or criminal law. Participants are expected to prepare opening juror addresses, examinations-in-chief and cross examinations and closing arguments. In addition, there is research on various evidentiary points which arise during the course of argument.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: There are no prerequisites for this course, although it is desirable that students will have completed a course in either evidence or criminal procedure.


LAW 452.3: Trial Advocacy

Advocacy techniques, practice and tactics in civil and criminal trial fora. Topics covered will include: the essentials of direct examination and cross examination, chambers advocacy, examinations for discovery, impeachment of witnesses, occurrence witness testimony, expert witnesses, the use of exhibits, closing arguments and addresses.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 384.


LAW 453.3: Aboriginal Law and Policy in Canada

An overview of the main historical and contemporary legal and policy developments affecting Aboriginal people and their interests in Canada, and examination of the relationship between colonialism and law and policy in this area. The emphasis will be on developments since the second half of the 20th century.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: LAW 436 recommended.


LAW 455.3: Oil and Gas Law

Introduction to oil and gas law. Topics addressed will include: the nature of interests in oil and gas; rights of mineral interest holders inter se and the operation of the rule of capture; acquisition of freehold interests in oil and gas; the freehold oil and gas lease; estoppel, waiver and involuntary termination; disposition of minerals by the Crown; oil and gas conservation (pooling unitization and shut-in wells); and surface rights.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 456.3: Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws or Private International Law, as it is also widely known, deals with the analysis and resolution of legal problems involving more than one jurisdiction. Using cases primarily from tort, contract, property, and family law, the student learns how to characterize a legal issue, how to determine which jurisdiction is the most appropriate forum and which jurisdiction's law governs the issue, and how to evaluate the significance of factors that influence the recognition and enforcement of the foreign judgment.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 457.3: International Law

An examination of the legal principles governing the conduct of states and other subjects of international law. Topics studied will include the creation and ascertainment of international law, application of international law in domestic and international tribunals, sovereign immunity, diplomatic relations, law of armed conflict, international protection of human rights and international environmental protection.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 458.3: Advanced Health Law

Students will develop and apply their knowledge of health law to specific topics in the areas of health care and medical research.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Note: Students with credit for LAW 858 will not receive credit for this course.


LAW 459.3: Jessup Moot

This seminar is designed for students who wish to compete in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The seminar will involve discussion of contemporary problems in public international law matters relevant to the Jessup Moot problem; and extensive oral advocacy training. A team of five students encompassing four oralists and one designated research counsel will be selected to represent the College at the competition. The seminar is recommended mainly for those with an aptitude for public speaking, exacting research and interest in international law matters.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


LAW 460.3: International Trade Law

Examines the principles and obligations contained in international and regional trade agreements and the use of international dispute resolution to uphold and enforce such commitments. The international agreements to be addressed are: The World Trade Organization Agreement, including the GATT 1994, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Canadian Agreement on Internal Trade.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 461.3: Business Organizations II

An examination of the different vehicles that may be employed as alternatives to the corporation for the purpose of carrying on a business. The structures examined include the sole proprietorship, agency relationships, employer/employee relationships, partnership, co-ownerships, joint venture, non-profit corporation, limited partnership, business trust, co-operative corporation, limited liability partnerships, and franchise. The characteristics of these structures and other factors that influence the choice of business vehicle are explored in detail.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 361.


LAW 462.3: Cooperative Law

A study of the co-operative corporation as a business form and the theory of co-operative enterprise. The first part of the seminar will look at co-operatives from a legal perspective. Among other things, the following topics will be discussed: incorporation, members' rights, directors' duties and obligations, taxation of co-operatives compared with other business units, and consideration of special types of co-operatives such as Credit Unions. The second part of the seminar will attempt to view the co-operative in a broader, social perspective. Reliance will be placed on various resource people, if available, in discussing these broader aspects. The third part of the seminar will be devoted to papers presented by the student members of the seminar.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 361.


LAW 463.3: Fiduciary Obligations

Seminar introduces students to the law regulating the actions of fiduciaries. The content of fiduciary accountability is addressed in detail.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 464.3: Davies Corporate Securities Moot

The Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot provides an opportunity for students to debate current legal issues in corporate and securities law. Students will research the issues and then engage in written and oral advocacy. Most of the work will occur in January and February prior to the moot in Toronto in late February or early March.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): LAW 361.3
Note: LAW 401 and LAW 461 are recommended.


LAW 465.3: Law Development and the International System

This seminar explores the interaction between law and socio-economic development (with some emphasis on international law). The seminar engages the theoretical underpinnings of the law and development discourse as well as practical aspects of the development enterprise. It explores the meaning and the historical ascendance of the development concept; its continued metamorphosis into good governance and other related concepts; and the differing approaches to effecting development and the place of law there in. While the seminar includes consideration of the roles of international organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in fostering development, students will also be introduced to some of the alternatives to the approaches of these international institutions that scholars, activists, grassroots movements and civil society organizations have advocated in recent times.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Note: Students are encouraged to have taken or be taking International Law 457.3. Students with credit for LAW 865 will not receive credit for this course.


LAW 466.3: Youth Criminal Justice

This seminar would examine the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). It would examine the YCJA and how it fits within Canadian criminal law, how it corresponds to international practices, how it has responded to the inherent challenges of adolescence especially for those described as marginalized, and how successfully (or unsuccessfully) has it achieved its goal of reducing crime through a multidisciplinary approach.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 467.3: Labour and Employment Law

A study of the legal concepts, institutions and procedures concerning the employment relationship in Canada, including the contract of employment at common law; legal protection of the right to organize; status under collective bargaining legislation; the concept of exclusive bargaining agent; the role of labour-relations tribunals; the legal principles relating to industrial disputes; and statutory regimes concerning employment.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 468.3: Advanced Family Law

This seminar course allows those students who have taken one or more classes in Family Law to expand upon and research many current trends and themes relating to law and the family. Critical evaluation of the many issues in family law will be directed by the instructor and supplemented with guest lecturers from the legal and other professional disciplines. Students will be required to write a major paper with an expectation that they will present their research to the class.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 372.3 is the formal prerequisite. At the discretion of the college, preference may be given to those students who have already taken Family Law 2 or who are currently enrolled in Family Law 2.


LAW 471.3: Family Law II

Examination of rights to child support, custody and access, determination of paternity, child protection and adoption, and the enforcement of support and custody orders.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): LAW 372.


LAW 472.3: Corporate Restructuring

A commercial reorganization is a court sanctioned scheme under which a financially distressed business is restructured so as to permit it to continue in business through the compromise of the claims of creditors and others. There has been a fundamental shift in Canadian insolvency law over the past 30 years, in that there has recently emerged effective systems that actively facilitate the restructuring and rescue of insolvent businesses as an alternative to their liquidation. This course will make use of several highly realistic simulations in order to develop both an understanding of the substantive law that governs commercial reorganizations as well as the advocacy and negotiation skills that are necessary to provide effective legal advice and representation to your clients.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


LAW 474.3: Children and Law

Seminar exploring the legal status and treatment of children from a historical, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary perspective.


LAW 477.3: Taxation I

Deals with federal income taxation which focuses on basic tax principles and underlying theoretical concepts. The taxation unit concentrated upon is the individual. Topics normally covered in the course include procedure, statutory interpretation, the tax base, measurement of income, deductions, exemptions, and capital gains.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


LAW 478.3: Taxation II

Focuses on taxation of business entities including corporations, trusts, and partnerships. Since this course builds on concepts introduced in Taxation I 477.3 knowledge of the basic concepts covered in that course is essential.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 477.


LAW 481.3: Business Regulation

Students in this seminar will investigate the norms and principles that inform the public and private regulation of business activity. Issues of legitimacy, scope, efficacy and enforceability are addressed.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours


LAW 482.3: Criminal Intensive Seminar

The Intensive Criminal Law Seminar supplements the Intensive Criminal Law Practicum by providing students with an opportunity to reflect on their experiences in the practicum, and to engage with the Criminal Law literature in order to critically reflect on the law and systemic issues. A series of seminars will be held in the first week of term prior to the students beginning their practicum, and then on Fridays throughout the remainder of the term. Many of the seminars will be delivered by practicing lawyers or judges. In particular, students learn about several advanced criminal law, ethical, evidence, trial advocacy and criminal procedure issues, and will study the Charter of Rights and Freedoms legal rights and procedural issues in depth. Students will be assigned readings relating to most topics and will be expected to engage actively in the seminars, in some cases leading the seminar themselves. The seminar will provide an opportunity for advanced research in the form of a major research paper.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 351.3 and LAW 423.3
Corequisite(s): LAW 484.12


LAW 484.12: Criminal Intensive Practicum

The Intensive Criminal Law Practicum is designed to provide students with real-world practical exposure to the practice of criminal law. In addition to working on at least 1 major actual criminal file jointly (usually with the program coordinator's law firm). Students will also be placed in the office of a criminal lawyer for 32 hours a week (Monday to Thursday) for ten weeks where the students will become intimately involved in the practice of criminal law under the supervision of a practicing criminal lawyer. In some situations, students may also be placed under the supervision of a judge for part of the placement. While the focus of the practicum will be on criminal law and the related areas of law and practice mentioned above, students will likely be exposed to other areas of law intersecting with criminal law (for example, insurance or property law). Students in this practicum must simultaneously enroll in the Intensive Criminal Law Seminar.

Prerequisite(s): LAW 351.3 and LAW 423.3.
Corequisite(s): LAW 482.3.


LAW 486.3: Law and Psychiatry

Introduction to psychiatric theory; the methodology of psychiatric diagnosis and modern psychiatric treatment; the role of psychiatrists in the legal process. Psychiatry and the criminal process: remand for mental examination, fitness to stand trial, sentencing, automatism, insanity and dangerous offenders. The concept of competency: contractual and testamentary capacity. Civil commitment of the mentally ill: a comparative study. The psychiatrist as expert witness. Selected problems.

Prerequisite(s): LAW 351.
Note: LAW 314 is recommended.


LAW 487.3: Labour Arbitration

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method that is a substitute (or alternative) to court. In a private process, an arbitrator selected by mutual agreement conducts a hearing and renders a binding, written decision. Arbitration is used to settle many kinds of disputes in labour and employment, commercial and social activities, insurance and financial agreements, international treaties and sports. Taking a hands on approach, the course will teach students how arbitration works, its advantages and disadvantages, and how to research, prepare and argue cases. Simulations, case analysis, searchable data bases, outside experts, and lectures will be used. Issues covered include dismissal, drug testing, contract interpretation, surveillance and privacy, and discrimination. Acquired skills will be applicable to most employment and commercial settings. Final grades are based on the ability of students to apply what they have learned. In the last class students argue a case in front of experienced arbitrators and then prepare a written arbitration decision.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): LAW 467 or permission of the instructor.
Restriction(s): Restricted to Upper-Year Law students.
Note: Students with credit for COMM 487 may not receive credit for this course.


LAW 488.3: Tax Policy

Will focus on evaluating tax policies by examining their tax equity implications, social and economic consequences, and administrative feasibility. This seminar will provide students with the opportunity to engage in tax policy issues, resulting in a heightened appreciation of the social and economic implications of tax policy, an increased ability to evaluate tax policies, and a deeper understanding of technical tax law rules. Topics include: (1) criteria for and methods of evaluating income tax policies; (2) theories of income; (3) the tax mix; (4) the use of the income tax system to implement tax expenditures; (5) the preferential treatment of certain groups and entities under the tax system; (6) the detrimental effects of taxes on certain segments of society or the economy the appropriate tax unit; and (7) taxation as a means to redistribute wealth. Students will be introduced a number of resources specifically designed for tax research and will be expected to use them to complete assignments. This seminar should be of interest to students who desire to practice tax law in a private firm or in government as well as those students interested, more generally, in the social and economic implications of tax law.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): LAW 477.3
Note: Students may receive credit for only one of LAW 888 or LAW 488, as they are cross-listed.


LAW 490.3: Law Review

This course publishes the Saskatchewan Law Review. The work involves selecting and editing material submitted for publication, participating in policy decisions, proofreading, and other miscellaneous tasks. Each student also undertakes written work for possible publication in the Review.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Note: A one-year commitment to the Review is required. Academic credit is, however, awarded only for one term. Students will designate the term for which academic credit is awarded.


LAW 491.3: Clinical Law Seminar

A 3-credit one-semester (13 week) academic seminar. The seminar is designed as an opportunity for students to critically reflect upon their clinical experiences, the law, the legal system, and their roles as legal advocates. The seminar attempts to create a balance between substantive content and more critical reflective discussions about the relevant clinical literature and its application to the experiences of the students. Critical questions relating to professional responsibility, the legal system, and the limits and possibilities of legal practice in situations of social injustice will be examined throughout the term. In many classes, the 'case rounds' model will be used, wherein students discuss and analyze their files and clinical work as a group, and learn from each other's experiences.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Corequisite(s): LAW 492.12
Note: Students with credit for LAW 482.3 may not take this course for credit. Students may have credit for only one of LAW 491 or 497.


LAW 492.12: Clinical Law Practicum

A 12 credit unit one-semester (13 week) practicum. Students will be placed at Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC) where they will take on the role of legal advocates under the close supervision of the clinic's supervising lawyers and the course instructor. Students will assume carriage of client files in a wide variety of substantive law areas. They will learn, through experience, supervision and ongoing skills and substantive law training, about all aspects of legal practice in a poverty law context, including client interviewing and counseling, file management, legal research, the preparation of legal documents, letters and memoranda, and representing clients in administrative law hearings and provincial court trials. Students may also have opportunities to conduct public legal education sessions in the community and be involved in community based projects and law reform initiatives. The practicum will provide students an opportunity to engage the law more deeply, to explore the various real-life contexts in which it works, and to build relationships with the people whose lives it affects. Students will experience the dynamics of lawyer-client relationships, develop professional identities, grapple with ethical issues, and develop lawyering skills. The practicum will be graded on a pass-fail basis. However, a detailed letter of explanation and evaluation of the student's performance can be provided upon request. The practicum will provide extensive exposure to criminal, civil and administrative law procedure, evidence law, trial advocacy, negotiation, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

Corequisite(s): LAW 491.3 or LAW 497.3
Note: Students with credit for LAW 305.6 may not take this course for credit.


LAW 494.3: Prison Law and Human Rights

This seminar course is designed to orient future lawyers to key issues related to incarceration and the correctional and criminal justice systems. As part of this course, students will read and analyze legislation, some case law, reports as well as supplementary research materials that allow us to think critically about the ethical and other constraints upon counsel trying to assist prisoners, the specific barriers confronted by indigenous women, women with mental health issues, as well as legal and other reforms that are possible in this area.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Note: Completion of a course in administrative law prior to registration in this course may be an asset. LAW 340 is recommended.


LAW 495.3: Individual Directed Research

This seminar allows interested students to undertake a substantial research project. Enrolment is limited to two students for each of the professors willing to take on student(s). The course is not timetabled as a convenient meeting time can be arranged to suit the instructors and students concerned. Students must approach individual professors with a research proposal. All proposals must be approved by the Studies Committee.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


LAW 496.3: Indigenous Nation Building Theory

This course explores critical nation-building issues of Indigenous peoples in North America. It will use the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (HPAIED) theory. It will focus on the issues surrounding the assertion of self-determination by Indigenous Nations. Students will examine current Indigenous institutions of self-government; and assess policies of Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments, and capacity building methods for effective governance. Students will describe augmenting leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities for nation building.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): LAW 436.3 Canadian Aboriginal Law and/or LAW 453.3 Aboriginal Law and Policy in Canada, or another equivalent course that provides historical information on the current status of Indigenous peoples, as approved by the instructor.


LAW 497.3: Legal Ethics Clinical Seminar

This seminar is a part of the Intensive Clinical Law program and accompanies the 12-credit Clinical Law Practicum (Law 492.12). It has two broad and inter-related aims. First, it explores the norms, values, and rules that govern lawyers when they confront moral or ethical problems in practice, with focus on the clinical/poverty law context. Issues including choice of client, withdrawal, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and ethics in advocacy will be explored. Throughout we will ponder the question: what, fundamentally, is the role of the lawyer? Second, the seminar will examine the structure and regulation of the legal profession. Topics of study will include admission, discipline, competence, and other regulatory issues. Throughout, students will approach the issues and topics through the lens of their clinical experiences at CLASSIC.

Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
Corequisite(s): LAW 492.12
Note: Students must be registered in LAW 492 concurrently with this course. Students who have prior credit for LAW 492 are not eligible to take this course. Students with credit for LAW 421 cannot receive credit for this course. Students may have credit for only one of LAW 491 or 497.


LAW 498.N/A: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.


LAW 499.N/A: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours