Law 12

Can you be guilty of murder if you kill someone while sleepwalking? What are your rights if a police officer stops you and demands to search your car? What can you do if you’re fired without a good reason? Who will inherit your millions when you die? Law 12 considers these questions by looking at the main elements of law in Canada: criminal law, constitutional law, civil law, and family law. The course will contain case-study seminars and projects as the primary methods of learning. We’ll also visit the law courts, interview a lawyer, and of course, hold mock trials.

Your Teacher – Curtis LeBlanc

CurtisCurtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He is the author of Good for Nothing (Anstruther Press, 2017) and Little Wild (Nightwood Editions, 2018). His fiction and poetry have been published in print and online, both in Canada and the United States. In 2010, he moved to Vancouver to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC as well. During that time, he taught a wide range of topics to students at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels, including English, Poetry, Fiction, Songwriting, New Media and Sports Writing. He loves adapting his lessons to students’ interests and opening the door to an array of materials and critical viewpoints. When he’s not working on his own writing, you can find him performing his songs or reading his poetry around Vancouver. He’s also a huge hockey fan, with a special interest in analytics and sports culture, and has covered the NHL for a variety of publications.

How much does it cost?

When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10 – 12

What are the dates?
Term 2: January 29 – June 14

What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 17

What credits can be earned?
Law 12

Contact us to sign up

To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable.