Introduction to Law in Canada
Modular Book

Laurence Olivo    (Ed.)

Captus Press, ISBN Modular (1994-2014)
    8.5 X 11, $TBA (US$TBA)

An ideal resource for legal programs such as law enforcement, legal assistant, paralegal, law clerk and legal research.

The newly revised Introduction to Law in Canada is a modular text designed for instructors looking for a text tailored to their specific course needs.

With 37 modules to choose from, including new modules such as Immigration and Refugee Law and Law & Policy in Theory and Practice, there is comprehensive coverage of the Canadian legal environment.

Each module introduces students to a specific area of law and includes teaching aids that help in contextualizing and identifying critical learning points.

Instructors may select modules that are applicable to their course(s) and the text will be published to their specifications. Instructors also have the option of adding their own notes and related readings to their customized version.

Key Features

  • User friendly
    The language and format of the text is easily read and understood.

  • Glossary
    Legal phrases and unfamiliar terms are explained and defined.

  • Review and case study questions
    Review and case study questions are included in each module.

  • Flexibility
    Modularized, this text is easily adaptable to any course length and level, and instructors have the option to add their own notes and related readings to their own customized version.

  • Instructor’s Resources
    Instructor’s resources, including answers to review questions and case study questions, are available online.

To view recommended module groupings for popular introductory law courses, please click on the title of a course from the list below:

Price varies by the number of modules selected. Inquire about your custom edition today.

Table of Contents   top

Module Title

Authors

Availability

 Part I — The Legal Basics

 

1

Introduction to Legal Studies

Laurence M. Olivo

Now

2

Systems of Law in Canada

Laurence M. Olivo

Now

3

Sources of Law

Laurence M. Olivo

Now

4

Types of Law

Laurence M. Olivo

Now

5

Structure of the Canadian Government

Irv Ash

Now

6

The Constitution

Janet I. Mason & Stanley Gershman

Now

7

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Janet I. Mason & Stanley Gershman

Now

8

Legal Research

Mary Ann Kelly

Now

9A

The Canadian Court System

Mary Ann Kelly

Now

9B

The Ontario Court System

Mary Ann Kelly

Now

9C

The Court System in British Columbia

Lyman Robinson

Now

10A

The Legal Profession in Ontario

Laurence M. Olivo

Now

10B

The Legal Profession in British Columbia

Lyman Robinson

Now

 Part II — Selected Topics in Canadian Law

 

11

Criminal Law

Mary Ann Kelly

Now

12

Criminal Procedure

Mary Ann Kelly

Now

13

The Law of Torts

JoAnn Kurtz

Now

14

The Law of Contract

JoAnn Kurtz

Now

15

Real Property Law

Joan Emmans

Now

16

Business Organizations

Ginevra Saylor

Now

17

Debtors' Rights and Creditors' Remedies

Ginevra Saylor

Now

18

Employment Law

Michael Mac Neil

Now

19

Employment Law in the Unionized Workplace

Omar Ha-Redeye

Now

20

Consumer Law

Alan Auerbach

Now

21A

Human Rights in Ontario

Stanley Gershman

Now

21B

Human Rights Protection in British Columbia

David Turner and Moussa Magassa

Now

22

The Resolution of Human Rights Complaints in Ontario

Janet I. Mason

Now

23

Aboriginal Rights

Janet I. Mason

Now

24

Administrative Law

Irv Ash

Now

25

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Michele Braniff

Now

26

Health Care Law in Canada

Sharon McCleave

Now

27

Sport and the Law

Susan Haslip

Now

28A

Family Law

Laurence M. Olivo

Now

28B

Family Law in British Columbia

Laurence M. Olivo, David Turner, Forrest Nelson

Now

29

Women and the Law

Brettel Dawson

Now

30

Children, Youth, and the Law

David Turner

Now

31

Estate Planning

DeeAnn Gonsalves

Now

32

Estate Administration

DeeAnn Gonsalves

Now

33

Intellectual Property Law

Alex Wellington & Jean Dryden

Now

34

Environmental Law

Alex Wellington & Allan Greenbaum

Now

35

Immigration and Refugee Law

Sasha Baglay

Now

36

Law & Policy in Theory and Practice

Sasha Baglay and Alberto Salazar

Now

37

Residential Landlord and Tenant Law

Arlene Blatt

Now

 

Instructor Resources   top

Each module is complete with teaching aids for instructors that include

  • Chapter overview
  • Teaching solutions and hints
  • Suggested solutions to review problems
  • Suggested solutions to discussion problems
  • Additional questions with solutions (where applicable)
  • Powerpoint slides

Visit the Instructor Resources website

Related Resources   top

Online Course: Business Law

About the Author   top

Laurence M. Olivo, BA, MA, LLB, Member of the Ontario Bar, has practised as a civil litigation and family law lawyer in Toronto. He was employed by the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario as solicitor and staff trainer for the Family Support Plan and as Counsel, Policy Development Division. He has taught in the social sciences at York University, and in the social sciences and law programs at Seneca College. He has written numerous texts on a variety of legal subjects, as well as legal operations manuals and internet legal course materials.