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School Price: $142.95

556 pp.
30 figures, 30 photos, 8" x 9.5"


Publication date:
May 2004

Imprint: OUP Canada

Canadian and International Law

Student Book

Annice Blair, Kathleen Ryan Elliott, Bonnie Manning and Marcus Mossuto

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This dynamic new full-colour text actively engages students in their exploration of Canadian law and its social, political, and global ramifications. Canadian and International Law connects the historical roots of law to issues in contemporary society. Students will gain insight into the evolving nature of law, as well as into the multiple perspectives engaged in our national and international legal systems.

Readership : G12 Social Science students in all provinces

1. Legal Handbook
Unit 1: Heritage
2. Origins of Law
3. Concepts, Theories and Theorists
4. Law and Society
Unit 2: Rights and Freedoms
5. Constitutional Law
6. Human Rights in Canada
7. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
8. The Legislature and the Judiciary
9. Conflicts in a Democratic Society
Unit 3: Criminology and Criminal Procedures
10. Criminology
11. Pre-Trial and Trial Procedures
12. Defences and Sentencing
Unit 4: Regulations and Dispute Resolution
13. Environmental Law
14. Labour Law
15. International Law
16. Conflict and Resolution in the Global Context

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Special Features

  • Meets all of the learning expectations of the New Ontario Curriculum
  • Written specifically for the Ontario Grade 12 University Course "Canadian and International Law"
  • Developed and tested by highly experienced teachers, subject specialists, and students for maximum classroom applicability
  • Sufficiently rigorous for university preparation, yet designed to meet the language and interest levels of grade 12 students
  • Complete Integrated Skills Development Program allows students to practice skills in context
  • Students are introduced to each skill, which is then developed and practiced within the context of course content
  • Within the Legal Handbook (located within the first chapter) students are introduced to skills specific to the study of Law such as:
  • Effective Legal Research
  • Reading a Statue
  • Reading a Citation
  • Preparing a Legal Debate
  • Detecting Bias
  • End-of-chapter activities reflect a range of knowledge, inquiry, communication and application strategies and present natural opportunities for authentic evaluation and assessment
  • End-of-unit culminating activities draw together skills and concepts introduced in that unit
  • Carefully selected high interest features stimulate and challenge students to consider the rationale for the law
  • Viewpoints - Topical and relevant issues for student debate
  • Landmark Cases - Supreme Court of Canada precedent-setting rulings, and other important or high-profile cases are featured, followed by student activities such as:
  • Applying the precedent - Cases are provided that established a particular precedent, and students determine how the precedent would apply in subsequent cases
  • Concur or Dissent - A landmark case is provided and students are to write a ratio decidendi or a dissent
  • Shifting Perspectives - Outlines changing public opinion on a particular issue related to an area of the law, which has resulted in the changes in particular laws
  • Connections - Highlights how the law influences every aspect of life (law and literature, law and science, law and economics, law and the media, law and sports etc.)
  • The Key Questions -Students are provided with a particular point of view on an aspect of law, then consider what questions will elicit the most relevant information needed to make an informed judgement
  • Case Studies - Provide the opportunity for students to apply their legal knowledge and skills
  • Appendix - Includes a glossary of legal terms and the complete Charter of Rights and Freedoms