Legal Education: Curriculum Reform Implementation

TitleLegal Education: Curriculum Reform Implementation
Faculty/College/UnitAllard School of Law
StatusCompleted
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2006
Completion03/31/2007
Project Summary

We will use this funding to implement our new first-year curriculum, which has been approved by Faculty Council and is being submitted for Senate approval in January / February 2006. The objective is to put the new curriculum in place for incoming 2006-2007 law students.

The rationale for the implementation project is the same as that of curriculum reform itself:

  • The reduction of class sizes to permit a broader range of teaching and evaluation methods
  • The strengthening of attention to the law governing relationships between individuals, state and international bodies, including regulatory and transnational law
  • An improved focus on legal research and writing exercises
  • The inclusion of ethical and critical perspectives in the compulsory curriculum

The method will be Faculty – Student collaboration on the design of the syllabi, innovative pedagogical approaches and evaluation exercises.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2006/2007
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorChristine Boyle
Year 1: Funded Amount19,226