This course will focus on the major legal issues that face Canadian courts when they are asked to resolve cross-border disputes that arise in the major areas of private law, including questions on constitutional law, public policy, court jurisdiction and the enforcement of foreign judgments. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of ongoing challenges that arise in private law disputes involving Indigenous persons, tort law, contracts and business, succession, property law, and family law.


LAW 101, LAW 110, LAW 200, LAW 210 and LAW 300

Course Notes

LAW 461 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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