Annalise Acorn, BA, LLB (Alberta), BCL (Oxford)

Professor, Faculty of Law

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

LAW 486 - Jurisprudence

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE B1 (69402) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
M 09:00 - 11:50 (LC 105)


LAW 456 - Professional Responsibility

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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. This will include learning about racism, sexism and bias in the Canadian justice system and the legal profession through topics such as individual and systemic biases, cultural difference, contemporary cases and regulatory approaches.

LECTURE B1 (69400) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
M 14:00 - 16:50 (LC 113)