Database of Law School Resources

When you arrive at law school, you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by the volume of new information you encounter. You’ll be expected to quickly learn and understand new terminology and legal concepts that are not explicitly covered in class, but imperative to your understanding of a particular area of law. The resources below are meant to provide you with a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to the law. From the court system in Canada to legal definitions in contract law, these resources can help you familiarize yourself with key concepts so that you feel a bit less confused when you get to class!

Legal Research

Case Briefing Tips

Case Briefing Tips

Legal Research

Memo Formatting

Legal Note Taking

Research Steps

Legal Research

Briefing Cases

Citing Cases Properly

Introductory Law

Legal Research

Basic Rules Delegation (Chart)

Executive Legislative Government (Chart)

Flow of Precedent in Canada (Chart)

Federal Statutory Enactment Process (Chart)

Overview of the Canadian Court System

Canadian Criminal Justice System (Chart)

Private Law Subdivisions (Chart)

Statute Structure (Chart)

Summary Contract Elements (Chart)

Divisions of Law (Chart)

Divisions of Public Law (Chart)

Elements of a Negligence Claim

Administrative Tribunals

Anglo-Canadian / Traditional Aboriginal Justice

Adjudication, Arbitration, and Mediation

Three Types of Partnerships

Federal Court of Appeal Key Facts

Provincial Superior Courts Key Facts

S91 Federal Powers

S92 Provincial Powers

Contract & Tort Law

Legal Research

Summary of Remedies

Contract Formation Scenarios

Remedies for Misrepresentation

Legal Research

Components of an Enforceable Contract

Tort Law - Levels of Intent

Tort Law - Mind Map

Defences to Intentional Torts

Criminal Law & Evidence

Legal Research

Overview of the Canadian Criminal Court System

Difference Between Indictable and Summary Conviction Trials

Legal Research

Comparison of Civil and Criminal Litigation


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