Joshua Nichols, PhD (Law), JD, PhD (Philosophy), MA (Sociology), BA Hons (Political Science)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Fall Term 2020 (1730)

LAW 496 - Legal History

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE A1 (173085910)
2020-09-09 - 2020-12-08
MW 14:00 - 15:20 (LC 207A)


LAW 533 - Advanced Problems in Constitutional Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE A1 (173085877)
2020-09-09 - 2020-12-08
MW 15:30 - 16:50 (LC 207A)

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

LAW 450 - Administrative Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE B1 (174042007)
2021-01-04 - 2021-04-09
MW 14:00 - 15:20 (LC 207A)


LAW 599 - Seminars on Specialized Legal Topics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.

SEMINAR B05 (174042080)
2021-01-04 - 2021-04-09
MW 15:30 - 16:50 (LC 448)