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Grade 12, University Preparation
This course examines elements of Canadian and International Law in social, political, and global contexts.
Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of
international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students
will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyze legal issues, conduct independent research, and
present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.
Course Units
Unit 1:
Unit 2:
Unit 3:
Unit 4:
Unit 5:
Unit 6:
Theories and Concepts of Law
Canadian Rights and Freedoms
Criminal Law and Procedures
Justice Denied
International Law and Dispute Resolutions
Legal Communication and Mock Trials
Topics to be studied include the following:
Origins of Law  Philosophical Theories  Jurisprudence  Charter of Rights  The Law Making
Process  Courts  Defining Crime  Types of Crime  Police Powers  Criminal trial process  Victims
of Justice Denied  Labour and Workplace  Collective Bargaining  International Law  Treaties and
Agreements  Diplomatic Immunity  United Nations  Sovereignty War Crimes Tribunals  Issues
of Terrorism  Mock Trials
Mark Breakdown and Category Weightings
Term Work
Communication 25%
Communication 25%
Thinking 25%
Thinking 25%
Application 25 %
Application 25%
Knowledge 25%
Knowledge 25%
Class Expectations
You can expect in this class to…
Become familiar with relevant terminology
Apply concepts and facts to practical uses
Perform methodological research
Participate in discussions and debates
Orally present in front of your peers
Be critical and creative
Formative, diagnostic and summative
assessments may include
Debates and discussions
Group assignments
Mock Trials
Final exam
Students will continue to develop the following learning skills:
To be responsible and committed to their learning by completing and submitting work and assignments and
other forms of assessment and evaluation.
To be organized and prioritize to ensure success by planning, managing time, and being resourceful
To work independently by managing their own education, s well as collaboratively by accepting various
roles, sharing with peers and responding positively to peers
To take initiative by looking for learning opportunities and nurturing their curiousity
To self-regulate by setting individual goals and monitoring their progress to achieve those goals, by asking for
assisstance when needed, by perservering through challenges
Students are expected to be aware of and follow all OLMC policies concerning assignments, attendance,
emergency procedures, and student behaviour
o The OLMC agenda is an essential tool for you to be informed of these policies and should not be
Students are to contribute to a safe and healthy learning environment
Teacher is expected to assist students in achieving all of these expectations by the following
Ensuring a safe and equitable learning environment
Support students learning by using differentiated methods
Providing students with proper and sufficient information
Maintaining a mutually respectful environment
Should you be assigned a textbook the cost of replacement would be $90.00