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SOSC 1350- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 75 pages long!)


Department
Social Science
Course Code
SOSC 1350
Professor
Julie Dowsett
Study Guide
Final

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SOSC 1350
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Thursday,*September*15,*2016
A"brief"introduction"to"Canadian"law"and"THE"OFFICIAL"VERSION"OF"LAW
Legal&thinking&is&based&upon…&the&concept&of&an&independent,&decontextualized&self&
[which]&functions&to&suppress&our&acknowledgement&of&the&profound&differences&
between&individuals&based&on&their&situation&within&groups&and&the&profound&
differences&between&groups.
Sherene*Razack
Origins"of"Canadian"Law"
1.
-common*law/civil*law*most*predominant
British*common*law*system
a.
countries*that*implement*common*law:*Ireland,*UK,*US,*India,*Pakistan,*Srikanka,*
Singapore,*Hong*Kong,*Australia*&*Canada;*all*at*some*point*have*been*colonized*by*
England.*
French*civil*law*system*
b.
Discovered*in*continental*Europe;*exists*in*most*of*Europe,*most*of*central/south*
America*and*most*of*Asia.
Form*of*civil*law*in*Louisiana,*USA.
Differences*between*common*and*civil*law*
c.
historically,*common&law was*developed*by*custom;*it*was*before*there*were*any*
written*laws*and*continued*after*written*law;*judicial*precedent;*written*detailed*
account*of*what*the*law*is.
Civil&law relies* on*a*detailed*code;*corpus*juris*civilis,*Napoleonic*code,*civil*code*of*
Quebec
Sources"of"Canadian"Law
2.
Lecture'1:'Introduction'To'Canadian'Law'and'The'
"Official'Version'of'Law"'
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