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

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Directory

Fall Term 2022 (1810)

LAW 401 - Foundations to Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the foundations, institutions and processes of the Canadian legal system, and its underlying values and systems of thought, including principles of common law and equity, the process of statutory interpretation and analysis, the administration of justice, and the role of law and the legal profession in society. This will include learning about forms of discrimination recognized in Canadian human rights legislation with attention to racism, sexism and bias in the Canadian justice system, addressed through topics such as legal history, legal theory, cultural difference, individual and systemic biases and contemporary cases and legal issues.

LECTURE A1 (31122)

2022-09-07 - 2022-09-15
MTWHF 09:30 - 11:50 (LC 231A)

2022-09-07 - 2022-09-15
MTWHF 09:30 - 11:50 (LC 237A)

2022-09-07 - 2022-09-15
MTWHF 13:30 - 16:20 (LC 231A)

2022-09-07 - 2022-09-15
MTWHF 13:30 - 16:20 (LC 237A)



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 Indigenous peoples in Canada is also included.

LECTURE C1 (31182)

2022-09-16 - 2022-12-07
MW 14:45 - 15:45 (LC 231A)

Winter Term 2023 (1820)

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 Indigenous peoples in Canada is also included.

LECTURE C1 (43388)

2023-01-05 - 2023-04-12
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (LC 231A)