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LAW399 Introduction to Environmental Law Course Page

Description: Introduces students to the basic structure and function of the legal system. It will then focus on the way in which law is used to control environmental problems, focussing on major federal and provincial pollution licensing legislation, and the legal duties of persons working within industry. Regimes for environmental impact assessment and the use of criminal and civil enforcement mechanisms will also be included. The relationship between legal rules and non-legal industry standards and voluntary initiatives may also be explored. Note: Open to students in the Civil Engineering (Environmental Option) degree program only. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for LAW 459.

LAW401 Foundations to Law Course Page

Description: An introduction to the institutions and processes of the Canadian legal system, and its underlying values and systems of thought. Also introduced are the history, structure and function of the modern system, and the role of law and the legal profession in society.

LAW405A Legal Research and Writing Course Page

Description: Instruction in the fundamentals of legal research tools and techniques, including the impact of modern technology. Through a variety of written assignments, students will develop their analytical, research, communication and drafting skills, as well as becoming familiar with proper citation methods. Exercises in oral communications, advocacy skills and/or a moot court presentation may also be included.

LAW405B Legal Research and Writing Course Page

Description: Instruction in the fundamentals of legal research tools and techniques, including the impact of modern technology. Through a variety of written assignments, students will develop their analytical, research, communication and drafting skills, as well as becoming familiar with proper citation methods. Exercises in oral communications, advocacy skills and/or a moot court presentation may also be included.

LAW410A Contracts Course Page

Description: A discussion of the prerequisites to the creation of contractual obligation: offer and acceptance, intention and certainty, consideration, the requirements of writing and capacity. The effect of misrepresentations and terms of the contract, together with the problems of exclusion clauses and of standard form contracts. Questions of discharge from contractual obligation on the grounds of mistake, undue influence, duress, unconscionable transactions and frustration. Remedies for breach of contract.

LAW410B Contracts Course Page

Description: A discussion of the prerequisites to the creation of contractual obligation: offer and acceptance, intention and certainty, consideration, the requirements of writing and capacity. The effect of misrepresentations and terms of the contract, together with the problems of exclusion clauses and of standard form contracts. Questions of discharge from contractual obligation on the grounds of mistake, undue influence, duress, unconscionable transactions and frustration. Remedies for breach of contract.

LAW420A Criminal Law Course Page

Description: A general introduction to the criminal law, including basic procedure, evidence, and sentencing rules, with primary emphasis on substantive criminal law. Topics include the physical and fault elements of offences, common law and statutory defences, and constitutional principles.

LAW420B Criminal Law Course Page

Description: A general introduction to the criminal law, including basic procedure, evidence, and sentencing rules, with primary emphasis on substantive criminal law. Topics include the physical and fault elements of offences, common law and statutory defences, and constitutional principles.

LAW430A Torts Course Page

Description: The law of negligence, damages, intentional interferences with persons, property and chattels, the law of strict liability, occupiers' liability, nuisance, defamation, the economic torts, the future of tort law.

LAW430B Torts Course Page

Description: The law of negligence, damages, intentional interferences with persons, property and chattels, the law of strict liability, occupiers' liability, nuisance, defamation, the economic torts, the future of tort law.

LAW435A Constitutional Law Course Page

Description: An introduction to the legal framework governing the exercise of power by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Canadian state, covering who has the power to make new laws, the power to implement laws, and the power to adjudicate disputes. The limitations imposed on these powers by the rules of federalism and by the provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are also considered. An introduction to the constitutional provisions concerning Canada's Aboriginal peoples is also included.

LAW435B Constitutional Law Course Page

Description: An introduction to the legal framework governing the exercise of power by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Canadian state, covering who has the power to make new laws, the power to implement laws, and the power to adjudicate disputes. The limitations imposed on these powers by the rules of federalism and by the provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are also considered. An introduction to the constitutional provisions concerning Canada's Aboriginal peoples is also included.

LAW440A Property Law Course Page

Description: This course involves the study of basic principles which govern the institution of real and personal property. Included in this analysis will be the history of property law and issues of social and political context. Other topics include right incident to the ownership and possession of land, tenures and estates, concurrent ownership, dower, leases and tenancies, easements, restrictive covenants, finders law, bailment, and gifts. Other special issues may be explored.

LAW440B Property Law Course Page

Description: This course involves the study of basic principles which govern the institution of real and personal property. Included in this analysis will be the history of property law and issues of social and political context. Other topics include right incident to the ownership and possession of land, tenures and estates, concurrent ownership, dower, leases and tenancies, easements, restrictive covenants, finders law, bailment, and gifts. Other special issues may be explored.

LAW450 Administrative Law Course Page

Description: Designed to provide an understanding of the legal constraints courts have placed on the behavior of administrative tribunals and government departments. Topics to be discussed: What is Administrative Law? How the courts supervise the acts and decisions of administrative bodies. Pitfalls to be avoided by administrative officers: errors of fact and law; excesses of discretion; breach of natural justice. How administrative acts and decisions may be attacked by an aggrieved citizen: remedies. Appeal and review, time limits, locus standi, choice of remedy, procedure. How to avoid attacks by aggrieved citizens. The practical outcome; strength of review. Recent trends in Administrative Law in Canada.

LAW451 Corporations Law Course Page

Description: The laws governing corporations including: pre-incorporation matters; the corporation as a legal person; the tortious, criminal, regulatory, and contractual liability of the corporation; fiduciary duties in general and in commercial relationships, especially in the context of directors and officers, corporate social responsibility; corporate management; shareholder rights; and shareholder remedies.

LAW452 Civil Procedure Course Page

Description: The fundamentals of the traditional litigation process (under the Rules of Court and applicable statutes) and current issues including access and reform.

LAW453 Evidence Course Page

Description: The principles, rules, and procedures governing the admissibility of evidence in criminal and civil trials. Topics include competence and compellability, relevance, prejudicial effect and probative value, and character, hearsay, and expert evidence.

LAW454 Private International Law Course Page

Description: Which courts have jurisdiction when a private law dispute involves parties, property or events in more than one jurisdiction? Which jurisdiction's law should govern a dispute with a foreign element? When will our courts enforce the judgements of foreign courts?

LAW456 Professional Responsibility Course Page

Description: An examination of the organization of the legal profession in Canada and the professional conduct of lawyers as determined by law, ethical codes of conduct and service to the public interest. Specifically, the course will address civility in communication and conduct, common ethical issues in practice, the fiduciary nature of the lawyer's work, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, lawyer professionalism, and the lawyer's role in the administration of justice including access to the legal system.

LAW486 Jurisprudence Course Page

Description: An examination of law from a theoretical rather than a doctrinal perspective. Every year, the course will consist of a number of seminar offerings whose focus will be on a broader theoretical examination of law, legal processes, and institutions. Each of these courses will allow a critical examination of law from a variety of perspectives such as; legal theory, literature, politics, economics, social and cultural development, and religion.

LAW496 Legal History Course Page

Description: An examination of law and legal institutions from a historical perspective designed to explore continuity and change in common, statute, and constitutional law. Every year, the course will consist of a limited number of seminar offerings whose focus will be on the historical development of law, legal processes, and institutions.

LAW501 Biotechnology Policy Course Page

Description: An exploration of the policy challenges associated with emerging biotechnology innovations, including stem cell research, human cloning, gene patents and bio-banking. While the course will cover relevant national and international law, its emphasis will be on ethical and policy issues. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Biotechnology under the LAW 599 course number.

LAW502 Construction Law Course Page

Description: An introduction to construction law, concerning issues such as tendering, contractual relationships between various parties to the construction process, construction delivery systems, standard form agreements, bonding and insurance, the impact of tort law on construction activities, builder's lien law, occupational health and safety law, and environmental law relating to construction.

LAW503 Employment Law Course Page

Description: An exploration of theoretical and legal issues bearing on employment outside the unionized/collective-bargaining context, including employment as a legal relationship, independent contractors, dismissal with and without just cause, damages, and the impact of key statutes. Emerging issues shall be explored, such as the protection of confidential information, the duty of good faith, discrimination, and post-employment obligations. This course complements the Labour Law course.

LAW504 Taxation Course Page

Description: The scope and purpose of taxation. The taxing power; tax appeal procedures; constitutional problem. Personal jurisdiction. Property jurisdiction. Income from a business; capital gains and losses; statutory interpretation, deductions, expenses. Gift tax.

LAW506 Public International Law Course Page

Description: A survey of the foundational principles, structure and institutions of public international law, including the nature of the international legal system, the sources of international law, and the relevance of international law to the Canadian legal system. The role of international organizations, such as the United Nations, will also be discussed.

LAW507 Canadian Human Rights Law Course Page

Description: This course focuses on the practice of human rights law in Canada. The importance of anti- discrimination legislation will be discussed, as will the development, interpretation, and enforcement of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the provincial legislative schemes. Reference will also be made to the international context and to the equality provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Students will also learn the practical aspects of litigating a human rights case in Canada.

LAW509 Mediation Advocacy Course Page

Description: Mediation is a problem-solving process requiring approaches differing from those used in traditional litigation. This course teaches the mediation process from the advocate's perspective and provides an opportunity to practice the skills necessary to become an effective mediation advocate.

LAW511 Remedies Course Page

Description: This course focuses on remedies in a commercial setting, regardless of which 'compartment' of law with which they are typically associated. The course will explore issues related to traditional contract remedies, contract-tort overlap, and equitable remedies. It will also consider some of the problems associated with personal injury claims including quantification issues and the role of insurance.

LAW512 Techniques in Negotiation Course Page

Description: An in-depth analysis of the nature, purpose, and methodology of negotiation. Mock negotiations will be undertaken by the class. Mediation and arbitration will be discussed.

LAW514 Judgment Enforcement Law Course Page

Description: The law governing the enforcement of judgments by unsecured creditors. Will provide an in-depth analysis of the Civil Enforcement Act of Alberta. Topics include prejudgment remedies, registration and priority of writs, enforcement against personal property, enforcement against land, garnishment and distribution. Will also cover fraudulent conveyances and preferences..

LAW516 Dispute Resolution Course Page

Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of the breadth and scope of dispute resolution alternatives with a focus on how those alternative processes are being utilized in Alberta. Students will learn various forms of dispute resolution including client interviewing, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, med-arb, the mini-trial and litigation risk analysis. Course will look at how dispute resolution fits within the adversarial system, the benefits and drawbacks of each process and how to choose the most appropriate form.

LAW517 Musicians and the Law Course Page

Description: This course develops skills of negotiation preparation and execution, as well as contract drafting in the interesting context of the music business. The course canvasses the major legal and business issues that arise in contract negotiations involving myriad aspects of the music business including most prominently copyright and trade-marks. Students will be expected to elaborate key issues in a position paper, participate in contract negotiations, and finally, draft a contract with respect to a major aspect of the music business, e.g., record contracts, touring, personal managers, or publishing contracts. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Music and the Law under the LAW 599 course number.

LAW518 Intellectual Property Course Page

Description: A study of the law with respect to patents, trade marks, trade secrets, copyrights and intangible property generally.

LAW519 Insurance Law Course Page

Description: General principles affecting insurance contracts including good faith, indemnity, subrogation, and insurable interest; particular problems arising out of the Alberta Insurance Act in relation to automobile, life and fire insurance.

LAW520 Criminal Procedure Course Page

Description: An overview of the entire criminal process, from the investigatory stage to the laying of charges through to appeals. The primary emphasis will be on the pre-adjudicative phase of criminal matters, particularly the authority of the police to detain, search/seize, question and arrest individuals.

LAW522 Sentencing Course Page

Description: An introduction to and survey of the law of sentencing. Topics include the history of punishment, the philosophical underpinnings of sentencing law, the evidentiary rules governing sentencing hearings, and the substantive principles of adult and young offender sentencing.

LAW524 Family Law Course Page

Description: The formation and annulment of marriage; various matrimonial remedies; judicial separation; alimony; loss of consortium; divorce; ground and procedure; custody of children; financial obligations and property rights between spouses.

LAW526 Independent Research Paper Course Page

Description: Selected students are afforded the opportunity to undertake an independent research project on an approved topic under the direct supervision of a full-time Faculty member resulting in the submission of a research paper of 8.000 to 10,000 words. In addition to advanced knowledge; the course is designed to enhance problem solving skills, legal research methodologies and techniques and legal writing and communication skills. Material submitted for assessment in another course cannot be used in an independent research project.

LAW530 Health Care Ethics and the Law Course Page

Description: In this course, students will develop an understanding of health law and health care ethics, and of the relationship - and tensions - between law and ethics in the health care context. Topics covered will include allocation of health care resources, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, organ donation, assisted reproductive technologies, medical tourism and research involving human subjects.

LAW531 Law and Medicine Course Page

Description: Selected topics pertinent to law and medicine with an emphasis on the practical implications of the law for the medical profession and the effect of changes in medical practice and institutions on the law. Problems will be examined with assistance from professionals working in the relevant areas and recommendations for law reform will be sought.

LAW532 Constitutional Litigation Course Page

Description: Will address current issues in constitutional litigation particularly those involving the Charter. The emphasis will be on both substantive knowledge of constitutional litigation issues and development of skills within that framework. Issues such as pleadings, interventions and class actions, examination of lay and expert witnesses, the use of extrinsic aids, statistical and other forms of ordinary and expert evidence, forms of remedies, form and role of written briefs, and other related matters will be addressed.

LAW533 Advanced Problems in Constitutional Law Course Page

Description: Entails an examination of various current problems in constitutional law. Topics covered in past years include Criminal Justice and the Charter, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Federal/Provincial Law.

LAW538 Alberta Law Review Course Page

Description: Students enrolled in this course will be involved in all facets of the production of the Alberta Law Review, including the assessment, selection and substantive and stylistic editing of manuscripts submitted for publication. Students enrolled in this course must normally participate as a member of the Law Review for two academic years to be eligible for credit. Students may be admitted only on application.

LAW540 Land Titles Course Page

Description: A detailed study of the Alberta Land Titles Act consisting of an analysis of the Common Law and Registry Systems of Conveyancing; Introduction to the Torrens System of Land Titles; The Principles of Indefeasibility; Exceptions to Indefeasibility; Boundary Problems; Caveats; Registrable Instruments; Miscellaneous Title Problems; Remedies and Limitations; Reform.

LAW543 Basic Oil and Gas Law Course Page

Description: The origin, occurrence, and production of oil and gas; the nature of interests in oil and gas; the acquisition and disposition of interests in oil and gas; the rights and duties of parties under oil and gas leases; pooling of oil and gas interests; acquisition of surface leases and pipeline easements.

LAW545 The Law of Fiduciary Obligation Course Page

Description: Fiduciary law regulates relationships which depend, for their efficacy, on a strict duty of loyalty. Fiduciaries have protective responsibility for the interests, both economic and non-economic, of other persons, usually "vulnerable" persons. Fiduciary law regulates diverse relationships, including relationships between joint venturers, business partners, directors and senior management and corporations, senior employees and employers, professional service providers, lawyers, doctors, accountants, therapists and their clients and patients, principals and agents, the Crown and Indigenous Peoples and parents and their children. Topics covered will include the nature of fiduciary relationships, obligations of fiduciaries, including the obligation to avoid conflict of interest and remedies for breach of fiduciary obligation. Some attention will be paid to "unexpected" fiduciary relationships and the interrelation between fiduciary law and other sources of liability.

LAW546 Interviewing and Counselling Course Page

Description: The purpose of this course is to assist students in developing skills in the interviewing and counselling process. The course attempts to introduce and develop models for interviewing and counselling. The principal model is one that stresses a client-centred approach.

LAW552 Natural Resources Law Course Page

Description: The judicial, legislative, administrative and policy problems related to the regulation and management of natural resources, including problems of allocation, development, use, pollution control, and conservation.

LAW555 Labour Law Course Page

Description: Legal problems concerning the establishment of collective bargaining; negotiation and enforcement of the collective agreement; the activities of unions and employers in industrial disputes; and the internal affairs of labour organizations.

LAW556 Labour Arbitration Course Page

Description: The law and practice relating to interest and rights arbitrations in Alberta. The course will be taught partly as a seminar and partly through a series of mock arbitrations in which students will act as counsel.

LAW557 International Human Rights Law Course Page

Description: This seminar course focuses on the international legal protection of human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights). It may also consider the rights of women, children's rights, regional human rights systems, Canadian implementation of international human rights obligations, national human rights institutions, transitional justice issues, and the interface with international humanitarian law.

LAW559 Environmental Law and Policy Course Page

Description: Canadian laws and policies designed to control air, land, and water pollution, including licensing systems, the use of quasi-criminal sanctions, environmental impact assessment processes, constitutional issues, and the usefulness of the common law. Other topics may include alternative legal approaches, such as economic incentives, wildlife protection, environmental rights, parks, the public trust doctrine or environmental mediation.

LAW561 International Criminal Law Course Page

Description: An introduction to the international legal framework for the prosecution of international crimes and crimes of international concern, and the examination of the international community's response to these crimes through the creation of international and internationalized criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Court. Topics for further examination include immunities, amnesties, and sentencing, as well as the domestic prosecution of international crimes in Canada and other forms of Canadian cooperation.

LAW565 International Business Transactions Course Page

Description: This is a survey course on the international and domestic law governing the transactional aspects of international trade/investment activities of Canadian and foreign business entities. Topics covered include contract types and drafting, international sale of goods, financing of transactions, dispute settlement by international commercial arbitration, export/import laws, human rights and MNCs, anti-bribery laws, and international investment law.

LAW567 Pacific Rim Law Course Page

Description: This course will give students the opportunity to understand the Japanese, their society and their law in the context of international society. The exact contents of the course will depend on the speciality area of the visiting professor.

LAW580 Trusts Course Page

Description: A brief survey of the historical development of the trust. Definition and classification of trusts. Creation of express trust; the three certainties. Completely and incompletely constituted trusts. Secret, protective, discretionary and illusory trusts. Charitable trust and the rule against perpetuities. Cy-pres doctrine. Non-charitable purpose trusts. Implied or resulting trusts. Constructive trusts. Revocation, termination and variation of trusts. The appointment, retirement and removal of trustees. Duties, discretion and powers of trustees. Breach of trust.

LAW582 Wills and Administration Course Page

Description: Principles of the Wills Act, including formalities of execution, revocation, revival, republication, types of legacies, and principles of construction. Testamentary capacity, fraud, and undue influence. Drafting of wills. Appointment of executors and administrators, their powers and duties; probate practice.

LAW584 Bankruptcy and Insolvency Course Page

Description: Participants will acquire an understanding of the rules, principles and policies underlying modern bankruptcy and insolvency law. The principal focus of the course is on the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Topics include the invocation of bankruptcy, the vesting of property in the trustee in bankruptcy, the effect of bankruptcy on third parties, impugning pre-bankruptcy transactions, the scheme of distribution, and bankruptcy discharge. The course will also examine reorganizations under the federal Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, and review the foundational features of receivership law.

LAW587 Personal Property Security Law Course Page

Description: The course will provide an in-depth analysis of the law of secured transactions in personal property. The salient features of the Alberta Personal Property Security Act will be examined, including topics on the scope of the Act, security agreements, the concepts of attachment and perfection, the priority of security interests in relation to other interests, proceeds and enforcement of security interests.

LAW588 Immigration Law Course Page

Description: An in-depth analysis of Immigration Law in Canada. Will review the Immigration Act and Regulations and look at various tribunals involved in the immigration process including the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court. Will provide a brief historical review and discuss new developments in the law and important policy areas.

LAW590 Aboriginal Peoples and the Law Course Page

Description: This is a survey course on Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian Law. Subjects covered include issues of race and legal reasoning, legal and historical foundations of claims to Aboriginal rights, treaty rights, Métis rights, Aboriginal peoples and the Constitution, Aboriginal claims negotiation and litigation, the Indian Act, and contemporary legal and political developments including an introduction to Aboriginal government. The course is organized as a seminar in which a great deal of learning arises from discussion and class participation.

LAW592 Advanced Criminal Law Course Page

Description: The course comprises an examination of substantive criminal law particularly: offences against the person and rights of property; the jury system; juvenile justice and quasi-criminal proceedings; and, the extraordinary remedies.

LAW593 International Environmental Law Course Page

Description: The development of international law in the environmental area. Topics to be covered include: customary principles of state responsibility; multilateral environmental treaties; global atmospheric issues; toxic contamination; sustainable development; biodiversity conservation; and international trade implications. It is recommended, but not required, that students enrolled in this course take Public International Law.

LAW596 Advanced Torts Course Page

Description: An analysis of, and problems in, the Law of Torts.

LAW598 Moot Court Competition Course Page

Description: Selection to the Gale Cup, Jessup Moot, Laskin Moot, Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot, Western Canada/Sopinka Trial Cup Trial Moot, Canadian Corporate/Securities Moot, Labour Arbitration Moot, Alberta Court of Appeal Moot, Client Counselling Competition, Clinton J. Ford Moot, or other designated moot competition team through a preliminary round competition, preparation of a memorandum, factum or memorial, training in oral advocacy or criminal trial practice through practice rounds, and participation as a representative of the law school at the moot court competition.

LAW599 Seminars on Specialized Legal Topics Course Page

Description: These seminars will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

LAW601 Corporate Reorganization and Restructuring Course Page

Description: Corporate reorganization and restructuring law defines a process through which an insolvent corporation attempts to reach an arrangement or proposal with its creditors. Students will acquire an understanding of the fundamental rules and principles of corporate reorganization and insolvency law within the context of a legal skills-training simulation that will also develop their ability to advise clients, negotiate with other lawyers and present arguments before a judge. Prerequisite: LAW 584.

LAW602 Family Law Practice Issues Course Page

Description: An introduction to family law practice. The course will address all aspects of family files, including chambers advocacy, preparation and presentation of affidavits, special chambers briefs, JDR's, mini-trials, Examinations for Discovery and Examinations on Affidavit, pre-trial conferences, and trials. The course will also explore the use of other professionals in family matters, including accountants, valuators and psychologists. Practice issues covered include the special challenges of interviewing, managing client expectations, reading financial statements, and handling stress in family practice. Collaborative law practice as an alternative to litigation will be introduced. Students will moot a full special Chambers application. Prerequisite: LAW 524.

LAW603 International Taxation Course Page

Description: A study of residence and non-residence for tax purposes, the taxation of non-residents who earn income in Canada, the taxation of Canadian residents who earn income outside Canada, and the interpretation and application of Canada's bilateral tax treaties. Prerequisite: LAW 504.

LAW608 Advocacy Course Page

Description: The conduct of civil litigation including: interviewing and counselling, drafting pleadings, examinations for discovery, settlement attempts, preparation for court and participation in a mock trial. Emphasis on ethics and techniques of persuasion. Prerequisites: Completion of LAW 453.

LAW613 Corporate Securities and Finance Course Page

Description: The course will cover methods of small business financing including equity, borrowing, government assistance; special structures such as partnerships, joint ventures, farmouts and leases. A second major part of the course will deal with sale of securities to the public, the various parties in public financing, preparation of a prospectus, continuous disclosure and stock exchange requirements; evaluation of and issues involved in takeovers. Prerequisite: LAW 451.

LAW640 Real Estate Transactions Course Page

Description: The law relating to purchases and sales of real property, including a review of the following: role of the realtor; statutory and other relevant considerations in a real estate transaction; obligations of vendors in relation to title and quality defects; the closing of a "typical" real estate transaction; the remedies of vendors and purchasers.

LAW645 Statutory Interpretation Course Page

Description: This course studies the rules, techniques and approaches used by lawyers and the courts to interpret legislation. Topics include textualist, intentionalist, purposivist approaches, and the canons of statutory construction.

LAW651 Municipal and Planning Law Course Page

Description: This course explores the legal framework governing land use policy and regulation in Canada, with particular emphasis on Alberta. We begin with some controversial questions: When should development be regulated, and when is it best left to the market? What powers should local governments have, and what role should they play in land use planning? We proceed to study the development approval process, including the rights of neighbours to challenge undesirable development, and the institutions and processes for resolving land use disputes. We analyze a range of public and private regulatory tools (including Alberta's land use framework, statutory plans, zoning by-laws, subdivision controls, and restrictive covenants and homeowner associations), focusing on their relative efficacy and fairness. Planning theory and economic analysis will be applied to contemporary debates over such problems as sprawl and smart growth, and affordable housing.

LAW660 Estate Planning Course Page

Description: A review of the objectives of estate planning; study of various estate planning techniques with the use of hypothetical problems; an examination of provisions found in the Income Tax Act which affect estate planning, estate tax, and gift tax. Prerequisite: LAW 504.

LAW665 Corporate Taxation Course Page

Description: The tax consequences of corporation financing; amalgamations, mergers, international business transactions; tax planning from a corporation and personal standpoint; and trends in taxation. Prerequisite: LAW 504.

LAW675 Advanced Evidence Course Page

Description: Course is designed to offer an in-depth analysis of several areas of current practical value for lawyers. The course will discuss recent developments and future possibilities relating to hearsay evidence, technology and opinion evidence, children as witnesses, and privileges. The course will track developments as to Charter-connected matters of the law of evidence, relating to burden of proof, discovery and disclosure, and principles of law touching on exclusion of evidence such as the 'discoverability' rule. The course may also examine special evidentiary rules applicable to special tribunals and boards. Prerequisite: LAW 453.

LAW690 Course-Based LLM Major Research Paper Course Page

Description: Comprises the capstone major research paper requirement for the course-based LLM, enabling course-based LLM students to conduct advanced independent research under the supervision of a full-time member of the Faculty of Law. The paper will apply and further develop graduate-level research and writing skills learned during the course-based LLM program. The topic of the paper shall be approved by the course instructor and the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies), Faculty of Law. The paper shall be approximately 40 to 60 pages (10,000 to 15,000) words in length, inclusive of footnotes or endnotes. Material that has been submitted for assessment in another course may not form part of the major research paper.

LAW695 Research Paper Course Page

Description: This course enables graduate students to gain advanced knowledge within a chosen field and develop graduate-level legal research and writing skills. Independent research on an approved topic will be conducted under the supervision of a full-time member of the Faculty of Law, resulting in the submission of a written research paper of approximately 32 to 40 pages (8,000 to 10,000) words in length, inclusive of footnotes or endnotes. . The research topic is subject to the prior approval of the course instructor. Material that has been submitted for assessment in another course may not form part of the independent research paper. When the student is enrolled in the thesis-based LLM, the research paper topic shall be different from the thesis topic.

LAW696 Graduate Seminar - Practice and Theory in Legal Scholarship Course Page

Description: This is an academic methods and theory seminar for graduate students. Students will have an opportunity to think critically about developing projects based on sound research methodologies and theoretical frameworks in order to pursue original legal scholarship at an advanced level. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

LAW699 Graduate Seminar on Specialized Legal Topics Course Page

Description: Graduate Level. These seminars will cover a specialized topic of emerging importance in the law. The particular topic covered would vary depending on the availability of faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession.

LAW701 Topics in Criminal Law 1 Course Page
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LAW702 Topics in Criminal Law 2 Course Page
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LAW703 Topics in Criminal Law 3 Course Page
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LAW704 Topics in Criminal Law 4 Course Page
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LAW705 Topics in Private Law 1 Course Page
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LAW706 Topics in Private Law 2 Course Page
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LAW707 Topics in Private Law 3 Course Page
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LAW708 Topics in Private Law 4 Course Page
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LAW709 Topics in Constitutional Law 1 Course Page
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LAW710 Topics in Constitutional Law 2 Course Page
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LAW711 Topics in Constitutional Law 3 Course Page
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LAW712 Topics in Constitutional Law 4 Course Page
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LAW713 Topics in Public Law 1 Course Page
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LAW715 Topics in Public Law 2 Course Page
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LAW716 Topics in Public Law 3 Course Page
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LAW717 Topics in Aboriginal Law 1 Course Page
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LAW718 Topics in Aboriginal Law 2 Course Page
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LAW719 Topics in Aboriginal Law 3 Course Page
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LAW720 Topics in Aboriginal Law 4 Course Page
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LAW721 Topics in Legal History 1 Course Page
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LAW722 Topics in Legal History 2 Course Page
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LAW723 Topics in Legal History 3 Course Page
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LAW724 Topics in Legal History 4 Course Page
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LAW725 Topics in Health Law 1 Course Page
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LAW726 Topics in Health Law 2 Course Page
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LAW727 Topics in Health Law 3 Course Page
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LAW728 Topics in Health Law 4 Course Page
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LAW729 Topics in Corporate and Commercial Law 1 Course Page
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LAW730 Topics in Corporate and Commercial Law 2 Course Page
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LAW731 Topics in Corporate and Commercial Law 3 Course Page
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LAW732 Topics in Corporate and Commercial Law 4 Course Page
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LAW733 Topics in Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources Law 1 Course Page
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LAW734 Topics in Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources Law 2 Course Page
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LAW735 Topics in Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources Law 3 Course Page
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LAW736 Topics in Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources Law 4 Course Page
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LAW737 Topics in International Law 1 Course Page
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LAW738 Topics in International Law 2 Course Page
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LAW739 Topics in International Law 3 Course Page
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LAW740 Topics in International Law 4 Course Page
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LAW741 Topics in Civil Litigation 1 Course Page
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LAW742 Topics in Civil Litigation 2 Course Page
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LAW743 Topics in Civil Litigation 3 Course Page
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LAW744 Topics in Civil Litigation 4 Course Page
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LAW745 Topics in Legal Theory 1 Course Page
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LAW746 Topics in Legal Theory 2 Course Page
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LAW747 Topics in Legal Theory 3 Course Page
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LAW748 Topics in Legal Theory 4 Course Page
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LAW749 Topics in Intellectual Property 1 Course Page
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LAW750 Topics in Intellectual Property 2 Course Page
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LAW751 Topics in Intellectual Property 3 Course Page
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LAW752 Topics in Intellectual Property 4 Course Page
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