Access to Justice and the Institutions of Justice (LAW 414.3)

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Description

This 3-credit seminar explores the topic of access to justice. It addresses definitions and theoretical debates concerning access to justice, and will critically examine the role of legal institutions and lawyers in addressing the issues of access to justice in our society. A range of topics relating to access to justice will be discussed, including the nature of the access to justice ?crisis? and responses by the legal profession, governments, legal institutions and communities. Throughout, a critical approach will be taken: we will situate the issue of access to justice in its social, political and economic context, and critically examine perspectives such as those offered by ?community lawyering? advocates and critical Indigenous scholars. The seminar is unique in that it may include optional student placements in various court and tribunal settings in Saskatoon and beyond.

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Restricted to Upper-Year Law students.

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