Jessica Eisen, BA (Political Science and Human Rights Studies), JD, LLM, SJD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

LAW 435A - Constitutional Law

★ 2.5 (fi 10)(TWO TERM, 2;3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE C2 (49550)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-07
MW 14:45 - 15:45 (TBD)


LAW 401 - Foundations to Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

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

LECTURE A1 (42546)
2021-09-08 - 2021-09-16
MTWH 09:00 - 11:50 (TBD)

2021-09-08 - 2021-09-16
MTWH 09:00 - 11:50 (TBD)

2021-09-08 - 2021-09-16
MTWH 14:00 - 16:50 (TBD)

2021-09-08 - 2021-09-16
MTWH 14:00 - 16:50 (TBD)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

LAW 435B - Constitutional Law

★ 2.5 (fi 10)(TWO TERM, 2;3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE C2 (60116)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (TBD)


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 B2 (60144)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 10:30 - 11:50 (LC 430)