Droit constitutionnel 1 (DRT1501)

This course is a general introduction to the fundamental principles of Canadian constitutional law (with the exception of federalism which will be studied in the course “Droit constitutionnel 2 (DRT 1502)”). From a legal standpoint, these principles are mainly inherited from the English constitutional system, and remain influenced by US constitutional law. In this course, they will be studied chiefly through the reading and discussion of Supreme Court of Canada case law.

At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth comprehension of the foundations of the Canadian constitutional system and its historical origins, as well as of the general legal framework within which constitutional issues are analyzed.

Course syllabus

This content has been updated on 26 July 2022 at 9 h 55 min.