Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Civil Law/Bachelor of Laws (Joint M.S.W. & B.C.L./LL.B.) Law & Social Work (Non-Thesis) (132 credits)

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Offered by: Law     Degree: Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws

Program Requirements

A joint Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) with integrated Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) program is offered by the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Law.

Students complete 45 credits for the M.S.W. degree and 87 credits for the integrated B.C.L. and LL.B. degrees for a total of 132 credits.

Required Courses - Social Work (30 credits)

  • SWRK 643 Research Methods 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Quantitative methods used in social work, including data collection and analysis, critical appraisal of existing research, and proposal writing. Descriptive and explanatory designs, covering quantitative methods used in experimental studies, surveys, and in analyzing administrative data.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nicolas Trocmé, Catherine Roy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SWRK 653.

    • Restriction: Limited to M.S.W. students.

  • SWRK 650 Field Work Practicum 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

  • SWRK 651 Field Work Practicum 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

  • SWRK 653 Research Methods 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Qualitative methods used in social work, including data collection and analysis, critical appraisal of existing research, and proposal writing. Description and interpretation of social phenomena, the foundations of qualitative research and methods of qualitative inquiry.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Shadi Martin, Hagit Sinai Glazer (Fall)

  • SWRK 660 Field Work Practicum 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

    • Involves approximately 220 hours of work in a field setting

  • SWRK 691 Social Work / Law Independent Study Project (12 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Students will produce an essay consisting of: 1) identifying a substantive area which integrates core legal and social work knowledge; 2) analyzing the legal and behavioural science information in each substantive area; 3) developing and applying relevant theoretical frameworks; 4) developing research questions to be examined by qualitative or quantitative methods; 5) integrating research findings.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Complementary Courses - Social Work (15 credits)

Students complete 15 credits of SWRK courses at the 500 or 600 level. Up to 6 graduate-level credits may be taken outside the School of Social Work with the approval of the Academic Adviser.

Required Courses - Law (50 credits)

First Year

The following 32 credits of courses may be taken only in the first year:

  • LAWG 100D1 Contractual Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basic concepts of contractual obligation in the Civil and Common Law. Formation and consent; formalities; cause and consideration; relativity of contracts and privity; lesion and unconscionability; performance and breach; frustration and force majeure; contractual remedies.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Rosalie Jukier, Fabien Gélinas, Helge Dedek (Fall)

  • LAWG 100D2 Contractual Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 100D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Helge Dedek, Rosalie Jukier, Fabien Gélinas (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 100D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 100D1 and LAWG 100D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • LAWG 101D1 Extra-Contractual Obligations/Torts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Integrated study of basic concepts of extracontractual obligations in the Civil and Common law. Fault and other bases for liability; protected interests; causation; reasons for exoneration; apportionment of liability; intersection of human rights and civil wrongs.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Stephen Smith, Genevieve Saumier, Richard Janda (Fall)

  • LAWG 101D2 Extra-Contractual Obligations/Torts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Stephen Smith, Genevieve Saumier, Richard Janda (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 101D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 101D1 and LAWG 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • LAWG 102D1 Criminal Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basis, nature and functioning of criminal justice within and across legal orders, with a focus on Canadian criminal justice. Main determinants of crime and rationales for criminalizing certain conduct. Key substantive, procedural, evidentiary and sentencing aspects of the criminal law, and the social impact of criminal justice.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Frederic Jean Megret, Marie Manikis, Alexandre Bien-Aimé, Mairi Leigh M Springate (Fall)

  • LAWG 102D2 Criminal Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basis, nature and functioning of criminal justice within and across legal orders, with a focus on Canadian criminal justice. Main determinants of crime and rationales for criminalizing certain conduct. Key substantive, procedural, evidentiary and sentencing aspects of the criminal law, and the social impact of criminal justice.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Frederic Jean Megret, Marie Manikis, Alexandre Bien-Aimé, Mairi Leigh M Springate (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG102D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 102D1 and LAWG 102D2 are successfully completed in consecutive term

  • LAWG 110D1 Integration Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An introduction to law and legal studies that complements the other first-year courses using transversal and integrative approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Mark Walters, Kirsten Anker, Karen Sloan, Kun Fan, Evan Fox-Decent, Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, Johanne Poirier, Colleen Sheppard, Helge Dedek, François Crépeau, Stamatia Piper, Cristina Toteda (Fall)

  • LAWG 110D2 Integration Workshop (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An introduction to law and legal studies that complements the other first-year courses using transversal and integrative approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mark Walters, Kirsten Anker, Karen Sloan, Kun Fan, Evan Fox-Decent, Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, Johanne Poirier, Colleen Sheppard, Stamatia Piper, Cristina Toteda, Helge Dedek, Robert Leckey (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG110D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 110D1 and LAWG 110D2 are successfully completed in consecutive term

  • PUB2 101D1 Constitutional Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A comprehensive treatment of the theory, law and practice of the constitution, including legislative, executive and judicial institutions in Canada. The rule of law in executive government and in the lawmaking process. Parliamentary sovereignty, constitutional amendment, and the federal system, including the division of legislative powers. Guarantees of fundamental freedoms with emphasis on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Colleen Sheppard, Mark Walters, Johanne Poirier (Fall)

  • PUB2 101D2 Constitutional Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : See PUB2 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Colleen Sheppard, Mark Walters, Johanne Poirier (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PUB2 101D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB2 101D1 and PUB2 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • PUB3 116D1 Foundations (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : Overview of the spirit, history, and sources of Civil and Common Law traditions in their Canadian manifestations; introduction to Aboriginal legal traditions. The course explores issues of legal history and institutions, relationship between private and public law, comparative methodology, legal theory and ethics.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Ronald Niezen, Daniel Weinstock, Mark Antaki (Fall)

  • PUB3 116D2 Foundations (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : See PUB3 116D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Ronald Niezen, Daniel Weinstock, Mark Antaki (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PUB3 116D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB3 116D1 and PUB3 116D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Second Year

The following 13 credits of courses may be taken only in the second year:

  • LAWG 210 Legal Ethics and Professionalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : The course provides an overview of the ethical principles and rules that are relevant to one’s life as an expert in the law, including ethical requirements for the practice of law in Canada and abroad. The course is taught over the course of weekly meetings during the term, in addition to an intensive period during Focus Week.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Cristina Toteda (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): PRAC 147D1/D2 or equivalent (transfer & advance standing students only).

    • Restriction(s): Limited to 2nd year Law students only. Not open to students who have completed PRAC 155D1/D2.

  • LAWG 220D1 Property (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Integrated study of the foundations, principles and mechanisms of property law. Examination of common law, civil law and indigenous traditions in respect of property. Key relationships in respect of things and services as well as limitations on property rights.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kirsten Anker, Stamatia Piper, Yaell Emerich (Fall)

  • LAWG 220D2 Property (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Integrated study of the foundations, principles and mechanisms of property law. Examination of common law, civil law and indigenous traditions in respect of property. Key relationships in respect of things and services as well as limitations on property rights.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kirsten Anker, Stamatia Piper, Yaell Emerich (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 220D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 220D1 and LAWG 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive term

  • PROC 124 Judicial Institutions and Civil Procedure (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : Pre-trial civil procedure and applications for appeal in Canada. Launching a civil action and pleadings; jurisdiction and judicial organization; prerogative writs and evocation; motions and interlocutory relief; pre-trial mediation and settlement; discovery and costs. Emphasis on Quebec Code of Civil Procedure, Ontario Courts of Justice Act and Rules of Practice, Supreme Court Rules and Federal Court Rules.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Rosalie Jukier, Jakub Adamski, Geeta Wendy Narang, Mary Delli Quadri, Audrey Boctor (Fall) Genevieve Saumier, Geeta Wendy Narang, Mary Delli Quadri, Audrey Boctor (Winter)

    • *This course will be held on May 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, June 1, 5, 6 & 8, and a final exam on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

The following 5 credits of courses may be taken in any year after completing the first year:

  • BUS2 365 Business Associations (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 2 : An introduction to agency or mandate, partnership and co-operatives. The nature of corporate personality; the two systems of incorporation; constitutional problems; the raising and maintenance of a company's capital; the organs of the company; and protection of investors and minority shareholders.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Victor Muniz-Fraticelli (Fall) Omar Farahat (Winter) Jakub Adamski (Summer)

  • PRAC 200 Advocacy (1 credit)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : The course provides an opportunity to critically analyse and develop oral advocacy skills. Students may be exposed to advocacy in a range of settings, including appellate advocacy. The course is taught in an intensive period during Focus Week.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Cristina Toteda (Winter) Cristina Toteda (Summer)

    • Prerequisite(s): Completed PRAC 147D1/D2 Intro Legal Research OR equivalent (transfer & advance standing students only).

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have completed PRAC 155D1/D2. Limited to 2nd year Law students only.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the first lecture day and withdrawal is the second lecture day.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Civil Law Immersion Courses

3 credits from the following list of civil law courses:

  • BUS2 561 Insurance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 2 : The general principles of the insurance contract under the law of Quebec, with reference to the Ontario Insurance Act and the insurance acts of other common law provinces. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Prachi Shah, Trevor Ronald McCann, Louis-Philippe Constant, Nathalie David (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BUS2 461

  • LAWG 506 Advanced Civil Law Property (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : This course aims develop civil law reasoning and methodology through the study of certain concepts and constructs in civil law property.This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PROC 200 Advanced Civil Law Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : General theory of obligations in the Civil Law tradition, the interaction of contractual and extra-contractual obligations; introduction to unjust enrichment; relationship of general law to special regimes of compensation such as no-fault regimes; certain aspects of the modalities, transfer, alteration and extinction of obligations. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kun Fan (Fall)

  • PROC 549 Lease, Enterprise, Suretyship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : The contracts of lease, including some aspects of residential leases, enterprise and suretyship in the law of Quebec.This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PROC 349

  • PRV2 270 Law of Persons (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 2 : The existence and attributes of physical and legal persons in the Civil Law of Quebec. Modes of recognition of legal persons. Enjoyment and exercise of civil and personality rights; domicile; acts of civil status; capacity and regimes of supervised protection. Some introduction to rights under the Quebec and Canadian Charter.This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Vincent Riendeau (Winter)

  • PRV4 548 Administration Property of Another and Trusts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : The basic law on the administration of the property of another by those performing acts of custody, simple administration or full administration. Includes those holding property under tutorship, curatorship, testamentary executorship, deposit, mandate, substitution and trust.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 448

Common Law Immersion Courses

3 credits from the following list of common law courses:

  • PRV3 200 Advanced Common Law Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 3 : Relationship between tort, contract, and restitution in theory and practice (including consideration of negligent misrepresentation, economic loss, exclusion clauses, and means of overcoming problems of privity); relationship between Common law and no-fault regimes; special problems in civil liability, such as non-feasance and the liability of public authorities. The study of unjust enrichment as a basis for remedies at common law, in equity and under statute and of its role as an integral part of the common law alongside contract and tort. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Common Law Tradition.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mark Antaki (Winter)

  • PRV3 534 Remedies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 3 : A study of selected private law remedies available at common law, in equity and under statute. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Common Law Tradition

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Stephen Smith (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV3 434

  • PRV4 451 Real Estate Transactions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : Problems arising out of the vendor and purchaser relationship. The contract of sale in its drafting, interpretation and enforcement; fixtures, recording and land titles systems; mortgages. Emphasis on the law of Ontario. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Common Law Tradition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PRV4 500 Restitution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : The law relating to the restitution of benefits wrongfully or unfairly acquired: a study of unjust enrichment as a doctrinal basis for various remedies at common law, in equity and under statute and the role of unjust enrichment as an integral part of the common law alongside contract and tort.This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Common Law Tradition.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Lionel David Smith (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 435.

  • PRV4 549 Equity and Trusts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : A consideration of the law of gratuitous transfers, concentrating on the express trust: the nature of the trust, the creation and conditions of validity of the trust, effect of failure, obligations and interests arising under the trust, variation, renovation, and termination of the trust. Related topics such as gifts, wills, intestate succession, powers of appointment and the rule against perpetuities may also be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Lionel David Smith (Winter)

Social Diversity, Human Rights and Indigenous Law Courses

3 credits from the following courses:

  • CMPL 500 Aboriginal Peoples and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Current legal topics relating to native peoples, including the concept of aboriginal title, and constitutional aspects of contemporary land claims. Aspects of Canadian law relating to native peoples, their constitutional status, and hunting and fishing rights.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Timothy Raybould (Fall)

  • CMPL 504 Feminist Legal Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Feminist theory and its relevance and application to law, including feminist methodologies in law, the public versus private dichotomy, and changing conceptions of equality.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Vrinda Narain (Summer)

  • CMPL 511 Social Diversity and Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The interaction of law and cultural diversity. Through the use of a number of case studies, we will examine: 1. The empirical effect of cultural diversity on legal systems. 2. Institutional structures to accommodate diversity. 3. Theoretical perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CMPL 516 International Development Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The law and economics of development, including the role of agencies of the United Nations in development, the role of UNCTAD in formulating uniform rules of international trade, and the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and their role in financing development.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nandini Ramanujam (Winter)

  • CMPL 565 International Humanitarian Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Rules governing international and internal armed conflicts; historical and philosophical foundations; constraints on means to wage war; treatment of protected individuals, including prisoners of war, civilians and peacekeepers; enforcement, including belligerent reprisals and criminal prosecution; links with norms protecting human rights, the environment and cultural property; impact of cultural diversity.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Alain Tachou Sipowo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PUB2 105

    • Restriction: Not open to first year students.

  • CMPL 571 International Law of Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : International protection of human rights, particularly by the United Nations, its specialized agencies, and the Council of Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Rouba Al-Salem (Winter)

  • CMPL 573 Civil Liberties (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The protection of civil liberties in Canada with particular reference to public and private law remedies and emphasis on discrimination, race relations, language rights outside the Charter, and police powers.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Flora Pearl Eliadis (Fall)

  • CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Equality rights and legal protections against discrimination under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and human rights legislation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Colleen Sheppard (Winter)

  • IDFC 500 Indigenous Field Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    IDFC : This 4-week intensive course (3 weeks McGill, 1 week Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory) provides an opportunity for Social Work, Law, Medicine and Anthropology students to learn about Haudenosaunee cultures and worldviews, with particular emphasis on linkages to students' practice areas. Attention given to effects of Canadian policies on contemporary Aboriginal society.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Nicole Ives, Michael Loft, Kirsten Anker, Ian Kalman, Eun-Ji Kim (Summer)

    • Restrictions: The course is only open to students in Social Work, Anthropology, Law and Medicine or by permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken IDFC 380.

    • This intensive course is offered over 4 weeks. Weeks 1, 2 and 4 are held at McGill. Week 3 consists of living in Kahnawake for 6 days. This field portion of the course may involve rugged field conditions and varying weather for which students must be prepared and equipped.

    • A fee of $421.56 is charged to all students registered in IDFC 500 Aboriginal Field Course, a course that has a field experience in week 3 in Kahnawake. The fee covers food, activities, land use, and other site expenses.

    • **This course will be held on May 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 and June 1.

  • LAWG 503 Inter-American Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : History and development of the Inter-American System, with a focus on the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Examination of their constitutive statutes. Survey of the mechanisms for redress provided by the Commission and the Court.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to Law student. Non-Law students require permission from instructor & SAO

    • Language of instruction may not be English - depends on the instructor.

  • LAWG 505 Critical Engagements with Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : This seminar examines the connections between the theory and practice of human rights. It explores theoretical, ethical and strategic issues related to human rights discourse, advocacy and activism, and critically examines fact finding, monitoring and reporting, litigation, grass roots mobilization and media engagement in advancing human rights.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Nandini Ramanujam (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): LAWG 517 or permission from instructor.

  • LAWG 507 Critical Race Theory Advanced Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : This course will explore the evolving contours of a theoretical approach to law that has developed both a substantive challenge to legal liberalism and critical legal studies, as well as an alternative literary style built on the use of narrative.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 517 or LAWG 521 when topic was "Critical Race Theory"

  • LEEL 369 Labour Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : An introduction to Canadian labour law including collective bargaining, arbitration and industrial relations generally. Emphasis on the Canada Labour Code, the Quebec Labour Code and related statutes.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Maude Choko (Fall)

  • LEEL 582 Law and Poverty (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : The differential character of the law concerning rich and poor as reflected in case studies in criminal law, consumer law, housing law, welfare law. The "delivery systems" available for legal services to the poor and alternative organizational models for legal services; the role of law schools, government and the professional bar.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Geeta Wendy Narang (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LEEL 482

  • PUB2 105 Public International Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The traditional fields of International Law including nature and sources; recognition, territory and acquisition of territory; jurisdiction on the high seas; nationality; diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities; responsibility of states; interpretation of treaties; legal control of force and aspects of the U.N. Charter, special Canadian problems of international law.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: François Crépeau (Fall) Payam Akhavan, Maria Manoli (Winter)

  • PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The roles of lawyers and psychiatrists in the handling of the mentally ill within the legal process. Consideration of the civil commitment and criminal commitment processes, insanity and "automatism" defences, the psychiatrist as expert witness, mental illness as a problem in relation to legal capacity. Some sessions will be conducted jointly with members of the psychiatric profession.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Derek Joaquin Jones (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to a limited number of students in Law, Psychiatry and Psychology. Not open to students who have taken PUB2 419.

  • PUB2 502 International Criminal Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : Crimes against the law of nations, war crimes (the Nuremberg trials, the Eichmann case), genocide and the way in which states co-operate to fight organized crime, terrorism, hijacking, etc. Topics include: jurisdiction (crimes committed in foreign countries, at sea, in aircraft, extradition, international judicial assistance) and the recognition and enforcement of foreign criminal sentences.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Payam Akhavan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 425.

  • PUB2 551 Immigration and Refugee Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A study of Canadian and Quebec immigration and refugee law, practice and policy, with particular exploration of the historical development-and contemporary paradox-of border regulation; interface with national security, employment policy and trade theory; admissions categories and the construction of illegality; impact of Charter and international human rights law.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: François Crépeau (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 451

  • PUB3 515 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : A critical analysis of the Charter and its implications for the legal process in general, and domestic human rights law in particular, organized around the following themes: pre-Charter human rights law and its legacy; general considerations respecting the entrenchment, application and interpretation of the Charter; procedural issues and judicial review under the Charter; advocacy under the Charter.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Vrinda Narain (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB3 115

Principles of Canadian Administrative Law

3 credits from the following courses:

  • BUS1 532 Bankruptcy and Insolvency (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 1 : Federal bankruptcy law, including bankruptcy petitions, an individual's rights to a discharge, the nature of claims provable in bankruptcy, the rejection and assumption of executory contracts, the stay of proceedings and the avoidance powers of trustees and receiverships and workouts as alternatives to bankruptcy proceedings.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kenneth S Atlas (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken BUS1 432.

  • BUS2 504 Securities Regulation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 2 : An introduction to the structure of Canada's capital markets and a review of major features of securities regulation using the Quebec or Ontario scheme as background. An examination of the general regulatory framework for licensing of securities professionals, disclosure to investors and enforcement powers of regulators.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jakub Adamski (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BUS2 372.

  • CMPL 543 Law and Practice of International Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The fundamental aspects of international law governing international trade, and governmental regulation of international trade in Canada and Canada's major trading partners.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Brian Havel (Winter)

  • CMPL 574 Government Control Of Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Selected topics in government control and regulation of business with emphasis on competition law and policy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Equality rights and legal protections against discrimination under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and human rights legislation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Colleen Sheppard (Winter)

  • CMPL 577 Communications Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Regulation of common communication carriers and mass media in Canada, including legal developments initiated by foreign market competition, and the regulatory authority of the C.R.T.C.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Sunny Handa (Fall)

  • CMPL 580 Environment and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Environmental law, with emphasis on ecological, economic, political, and international dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Anne-Catherine Boucher (Fall)

  • LEEL 369 Labour Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : An introduction to Canadian labour law including collective bargaining, arbitration and industrial relations generally. Emphasis on the Canada Labour Code, the Quebec Labour Code and related statutes.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Maude Choko (Fall)

  • LEEL 570 Employment Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : Survey of the employment contract including hiring practices, dismissals, duties of the employer and the employee including loyalty, non-competition, impact of statutes (Labour Standards Act, Charter of the French Language, etc...) and recourses. The purpose of the course is to deal with non-collective agreement employment contracts, which govern most of the working population.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Adelle Blackett (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LEEL 470

  • LEEL 582 Law and Poverty (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : The differential character of the law concerning rich and poor as reflected in case studies in criminal law, consumer law, housing law, welfare law. The "delivery systems" available for legal services to the poor and alternative organizational models for legal services; the role of law schools, government and the professional bar.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Geeta Wendy Narang (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LEEL 482

  • PRV4 545 Land Use Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : A study of private and public control of land use and development, including: constitutional jurisdiction; provincial, regional and local planning; regulatory and discretionary tools (e.g., zoning by-laws, subdivision control, site-plan control), acquired rights; expropriation, land values and compensation, protection of sensitive areas (e.g. heritage property, agricultural land).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 145

  • PRV5 483 Consumer Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 5 : A comparative study of civil and common law and consumer protection law in Quebec and in Canada.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PUB2 400 The Administrative Process (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The administrative process and the legal structure of administrative agencies. Statutory interpretation, delegated legislation, policy rules, administrative discretion, administrative procedures and problems of institutional design will be considered in the context of some contemporary administrative agencies.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Richard Janda (Winter)

  • PUB2 401 Judicial Review of Administrative Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The control of administrative decision-makers. Problems of delegation, formal jurisdiction, natural justice and errors of fact and law. Judicial review remedies; appeals; reconsideration; tort and contractual liability of administrative agencies; privative clauses; public inquiries; ombudsman schemes.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alexander Pless (Fall) Evan Fox-Decent (Winter)

  • PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The roles of lawyers and psychiatrists in the handling of the mentally ill within the legal process. Consideration of the civil commitment and criminal commitment processes, insanity and "automatism" defences, the psychiatrist as expert witness, mental illness as a problem in relation to legal capacity. Some sessions will be conducted jointly with members of the psychiatric profession.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Derek Joaquin Jones (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to a limited number of students in Law, Psychiatry and Psychology. Not open to students who have taken PUB2 419.

  • PUB2 551 Immigration and Refugee Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A study of Canadian and Quebec immigration and refugee law, practice and policy, with particular exploration of the historical development-and contemporary paradox-of border regulation; interface with national security, employment policy and trade theory; admissions categories and the construction of illegality; impact of Charter and international human rights law.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: François Crépeau (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 451

Elective Courses

Students must take 25 other elective courses offered within the Faculty or approved as credit equivalencies in order to complete the 132-credit degree requirement.

Minimum Writing Requirement

All students are required to submit at least one research paper. This requirement may be satisfied by:
a) writing an essay in a course in which the essay constitutes no less than 75% of the final grade;
b) writing a term essay under independent supervision, for credit, within the Faculty of Law;
c) writing an article, note, or comment of equivalent substance that is published or accepted for publication in the McGill Law Journal and approved by the Faculty Adviser to that publication.
Papers written jointly do not satisfy this requirement.

Required Courses - Social Work (30 credits)

  • SWRK 643 Research Methods 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Quantitative methods used in social work, including data collection and analysis, critical appraisal of existing research, and proposal writing. Descriptive and explanatory designs, covering quantitative methods used in experimental studies, surveys, and in analyzing administrative data.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nicolas Trocmé, Catherine Roy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SWRK 653.

    • Restriction: Limited to M.S.W. students.

  • SWRK 650 Field Work Practicum 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

  • SWRK 651 Field Work Practicum 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

  • SWRK 653 Research Methods 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Qualitative methods used in social work, including data collection and analysis, critical appraisal of existing research, and proposal writing. Description and interpretation of social phenomena, the foundations of qualitative research and methods of qualitative inquiry.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Shadi Martin, Hagit Sinai Glazer (Fall)

  • SWRK 660 Field Work Practicum 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Supervised educational experience in social work practice integrating practice with theoretical knowledge characteristic of the specialized field. Individual and group instruction. Involves approximately 115 hours of work in a field setting.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Marilyn Rowell (Fall) Marilyn Rowell (Winter) Marilyn Rowell (Summer)

    • Involves approximately 220 hours of work in a field setting

  • SWRK 691 Social Work / Law Independent Study Project (12 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Students will produce an essay consisting of: 1) identifying a substantive area which integrates core legal and social work knowledge; 2) analyzing the legal and behavioural science information in each substantive area; 3) developing and applying relevant theoretical frameworks; 4) developing research questions to be examined by qualitative or quantitative methods; 5) integrating research findings.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Complementary Courses - Social Work (15 credits)

Students complete 15 credits of SWRK courses at the 500 or 600 level. Up to 6 graduate-level credits may be taken outside the School of Social Work with the approval of the Academic Adviser.

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