Worth 30% of the final grade
For insights into legal advocacy, courtroom conduct, judicial decision-making, as well as an area of substantive law, students will analyze a hearing at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) of an appeal of a Manitoba case or a case from the textbook, and read the judgment.
This is an online project restricted to 1) the SCC webcast; and 2) the final judgment.
Finding an SCC hearing
Choose any 1 case of interest from this list of Manitoba cases:
- Cases appealed from Manitoba:
- 1.) K.G.K. 2019-09-25 (2:36:05; starts at 4:11) â€“ constitutional law re delay
- 2.) Friesen 2019-10-16 (2:45:59) – criminal law
- 3.) J.W. 2018-10-10 (2:28:22) â€“ Indigenous law/civil procedure
- 4.) Green 2016-11-09 (2:11:32) â€“ law of professions
- 5.) Daniels 2015-10-08 (3:32:38) â€“ Indigenous law/constitutional law
6.)Stuart Olson Dominion Construction 2015-01-19 (2:22:51) – liens law
7.)MMF 2011-12-13 (3:05:35) â€“ Indigenous law
8.)Schreyer 2010-11-09 (2:24:56) – family law
-Google search â€œSupreme Court of Canada,â€ click â€œCases,â€ and then â€œArchived Webcasts;â€
-Click the arrows to the year and month of your chosen case, click â€œSearch,â€ and scroll down to the chosen case title; and
-Under â€œWebcast,â€ click â€œArchivedâ€ and start the webcast.
-The Court will likely not give its full judgment during the webcast so you must find and read it. -You can simply Google â€œSupreme Court of Canada (case name)â€
What must be addressed
Succinctly address these matters:
1. a summary of the key facts, and the legal principles in dispute, including the outcomes in the lower courts;
2. observations and impressions of the hearing, noting procedures, and the methods, skills, and demeanor of the lawyers and justices;
3. the judgment and reasoning, including dissenting opinion; and
4. impressions about judicial decision-making.
PLEASE MAKE IT PLAGIARISM FREE AND NO GRAMMER MISTAKES AND BE VERY CLEAR IN EASSY NO HARD VOCABULARY