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Law 30 - 8339

Pre-Requisite: none
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous, Synchronous (Sun West School Students)

List of Assignments

*Note - Final Exams will require supervision.  Details will follow from your instructor if you choose to register.

Are you addicted to watching the cop shows on television? There are a lot of crime drama shows on the stations, so generally the public is very interested in legal issues. The real legal stories, though, may be more interesting. In Unit One, this course covers the background to how our justice system was developed in Canada with links to Britain’s common law. It covers the levels of law, who is responsible for making laws and keeping them current, as well as how each court case decision may impact others down the road. The second unit specifically looks at Criminal Law, including some detailed case studies and investigations into police procedures. It also considers the Legal Rights Canadians have as a result of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The third unit covers details related to Civil Law called Tort Law. These cases involve situations where someone’s negligence resulted in damages to another person who then sues for compensation.

Units of Study:

  1. Foundations of Law
  2. Criminal Law
  3. Civil Law

Required Resources:
None – all are provided online
Suggested Career Pathways*:
Lawyer, Criminologist, Social Service Worker, Law Enforcement
*Please consult with a guidance counselor.


Instructor: Todd McLauchlin

Todd McLauchlin

Phone: (306) 252-1000

Fax: (306) 252-2150

Skype: TBD

Sun West Distance Learning Centre

P.O. Box 370
408 - 5th Avenue
Kenaston, SK S0G 2N0


Phone: (306) 252-1000
Fax: (306) 252-2150