Subject: Law
Credit units: 3
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)


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.

Prerequisite(s): LAW 351.3 and LAW 423.3
Corequisite(s): LAW 484.12

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