Subject: Law
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)


In this course, students examine the history and structure of a complex area of law which contains features developed by the Courts of Equity hundreds of years ago and modified by ad hoc statutory provisions designed to address severe economic conditions that existed in prairie Canada in the past. The course will focus on the conceptual structure of mortgage law and the public policies that are embodied in it. Students are given the opportunity to consider not only the operation of a central feature of modern society but, in addition, will be asked to consider whether important aspects of mortgage law require re-examination in the light of changes in the social and economic structure of Western Canada over the last few decades.

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