Product details

Publisher: 
Carswell
Practice area: 
Legal research & writing
Jurisdiction: 
General
Publication date: 
2004-08-27
Carswell

The Canadian Legal System, 5th Edition

Author: Gerald Gall
Availability: In Stock

"Professor Gall has provided us with an extraordinarily broad and comprehensive overview of our legal system."
— The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada

From the Foreword

This highly acclaimed introductory work covers all aspects of Canada's legal system and its legal institutions. Beginning with the nature and sources of Canadian law, the author examines the constitutional division of legislative powers, and the impact of the Charter on legislative authority.

Separate chapters detail the role and hierarchy of the courts, the role of judges and lawyers, and the principle of stare decisis in shaping judge-made law with a special chapter on the Quebec legal system.

The completely updated fifth edition includes:

  • Significant additions to the sections on military law, changes to the provincial court structure (i.e., simplified procedures, case management, and court reform)
  • Incorporation of formal and informal Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and
  • Key Charter and constitutional jurisprudence that continues to shape the law in Canada
Carswell

The Canadian Legal System, 5th Edition

Author: Gerald Gall
Availability: In Stock

Description

"Professor Gall has provided us with an extraordinarily broad and comprehensive overview of our legal system."
— The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada

From the Foreword

This highly acclaimed introductory work covers all aspects of Canada's legal system and its legal institutions. Beginning with the nature and sources of Canadian law, the author examines the constitutional division of legislative powers, and the impact of the Charter on legislative authority.

Separate chapters detail the role and hierarchy of the courts, the role of judges and lawyers, and the principle of stare decisis in shaping judge-made law with a special chapter on the Quebec legal system.

The completely updated fifth edition includes:

  • Significant additions to the sections on military law, changes to the provincial court structure (i.e., simplified procedures, case management, and court reform)
  • Incorporation of formal and informal Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and
  • Key Charter and constitutional jurisprudence that continues to shape the law in Canada