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Administrative Law

The course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of administrative law. The principles of administrative law will be studied in the context of government regulation in Canadian society. To alleviate the burden of case load on the court system, political demand has given rise to a large number of administrative tribunals with powers to protect rights and determine claims of citizens without the traditional recourse to courts of law. Administrative law is the study of how the law attempts to promote the advantages of convenience, low cost and speed provided by these tribunals while, at the same time, minimizing the encroachment by the state upon individual rights. Students will examine such things as the rules of natural justice that underpin administrative tribunals, how enabling legislation creates and gives powers to tribunals, a general overview of the practice and procedures of tribunals and the right of appeal and judicial review.​