Common law history and methods

DRT 3003: Éléments de la common law

Formation de base en common law axée sur trois thèmes principaux : un survol historique de l’évolution de la common law; une description des méthodes de raisonnement et argumentation les plus présentes dans la tradition de la common law; et une analyse des concepts fondamentaux de la common law. Les objectifs sont de donner aux étudiants […] Read more


Court Fees, Constitutional Rights and the Common Law

In a remarkable decision yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down British Columbia’s regime of court fees as unconstitutional: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59. A litigant was faced with a $3,600 bill for scheduling a 10-day trial. She could not pay the court fees — […] Read more


Hamburger’s “Is Administrative Law Unlawful?” (With Spoilers!)

Philip Hamburger‘s Is Administrative Law Unlawful? has been getting much attention in the blogosphere recently. Hamburger guest-blogged at the Volokh Conspiracy — and his series of posts laid out his position, an emphatic “Yes”, with admirable clarity — and his detractors (Adrian Vermeule, here and here) and supporters (Gary Lawson, Michael Ramsey) are now hammering […] Read more