Legal Education: Curriculum Reform Implementation

TitleLegal Education: Curriculum Reform Implementation
Faculty/College/UnitAllard School of Law
Duration1 Year
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
Year 1: Team Members

Christine Boyle, Professor, Faculty of Law
Susan Boyd, Faculty of Law
Catherine Dauvergne, Faculty of Law
Nikos Harris, Faculty of Law
June McCue, Faculty of Law
Karin Mickelson, Faculty of Law
Sharon Sutherland, Faculty of Law
Ian Townsend-Gault, Faculty of Law
Margot Young, Faculty of Law
Peter Doelman, Student, Law
Chris Little, Student, Law