Jennifer Raso, SJD (University of Toronto), LLB (University of Victoria), BA (Concordia)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

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 A1 (50326)
2021-09-08 - 2021-12-07
MW 09:00 - 10:20 (TBD)


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 at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

SEMINAR A03 (56521)
2021-09-08 - 2021-12-07
MW 14:00 - 15:20 (LC 191)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

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 B3 (60120)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
F 09:00 - 11:50 (TBD)


LAW 507 - Canadian Human Rights Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE B1 (60156)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
MW 15:30 - 16:50 (LC 193)