Administrative Law

Quick Info
(2010.04)  Course
M. Estabrooks, J. King, A. Tomkins, & J. Wilson; Adjunct Professors
4 credit(s)  4 hour(s);
Lecture, discussion, and problem solving. Note: occasional remote synchronous lectures
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement

Administrative law is the body of law that governs public decision-making. It aims to ensure that all public authorities use their powers legally, reasonably, and fairly.
This course will be both theoretically rigorous and highly practical. We will study a set of foundational administrative law concepts (grants of authority, the limits of discretion, the duty of procedural fairness, the right to an unbiased decision maker, standards of review, and public law remedies) as well as their real-world applications including in the courtroom.
Each of the four Adjunct Professors maintains a broad public law practice. As such, case studies will include ministerial decisions, public inquiries, various administrative tribunals, municipal council decisions, environmental assessments, copyright rate-setting, supply management matters, indigenous elections, and parliamentary proceedings.