Public Law

Courses in Public Law examine how the legal system, of which the constitutional order and judiciary are integral parts, governs the relationship both among constituent units of the state and between citizens and the state. It also examines the obligations that states have to one another via international law. Courses in the program address the normative foundations of principles of justice and human rights; the role of constitutions and courts in safeguarding the rule of law, protecting civil liberties, and curbing state power; the constraints to state sovereignty posed by international law and international courts; and the implications of the legal order for democratic and legitimate policy-making.

We have six excellent faculty that teach within this area of focus:

Professor Margaret Kohn

Associate Professor Christopher Cochrane

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Acorn

Assistant Professor Andrew McDougall

Assistant Professor Filiz Kahraman

Assistant Professor Ryan Hurl

Public Law

POLB30H3  Law, Justice, and Rights
POLC30H3  Law, Politics and Technology

POLC32H3  The Canadian Judicial System
POLC33H3  Politics of International Human Rights
POLC34H3  The Politics of Crime

POLC35H3  Law and Politics: Contradictions, Approaches, and Controversies
POLC36H3  Law and Public Policy
POLC38H3  International Law
POLC39H3  Comparative Legal Systems
POLC56H3  Indigenous Politics and Law

POLC59H3  Sources of Power: The Crown, Parliament and the People
POLD30H3  Legal Reasoning

POLD31H3  Mooting Seminar
POLD38H3  Law and Global Business
POLD42H3  Advanced Topics in Public Law
POLD44H3  Comparative Law and Social Change
POLD45H3  Constitutionalism

POLD46H3  Public Law and the Canadian Immigration System



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