Canadian Administrative Law (M3035)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module introduces you to an area of law that is concerned with the actions and operations of government and governmental bodies in Canada. Administrative law addresses the manner in which Courts can review the decision of administrative bodies who exercise power that has been granted to them through statute. You will be introduced to the core elements of administrative law doctrine, including how cases reviewed by the Courts are evaluated based on whether they contain any substantive errors (errors of law) and whether they were procedurally fair


77%: Lecture
23%: Seminar


25%: Coursework (Essay)
75%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 26 hours of contact time and about 124 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: