Subject: Law
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)


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.

Restriction(s): Restricted to Upper-Year Law students.

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