NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Curricular Resources in Canadian Law
Here are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or
other links related to Law. Please read our
- Access to Justice Network (ACJNet)
- This WWW site contains publications, databases, and discussion forums on
Canadian justice and legal issues. For example, more than 300 electronic publications
are organized under 70+ topics but they are also searchable. There's an open
discussion forum where students could ask ACJNet staff questions on law and
justice and, as well, a database of law/justice libraries. Note that ACJNet
shares some of the same resources with "The Law Room" from Canada's SchoolNet
which we link to below. However, they also have unique resources which warrant
a visit but we recommend you look through the SchoolNet site first since their
K-12 resources are more easily accessed.
- British Columbia Superior Courts
- Available within this web site are "reasons for judgement" for cases heard
by the BC Superior Courts.
- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- The aim of this guide from the Department of Canadian Heritage is to increase
understanding of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to heighten
awareness of its importance in our daily lives.
- Developed by the Legal Studies Program, University of Alberta, this site
organizes its FAQs by topic as well as by jurisdictions (either Alberta or
Canadian Legal Information Centre
- Articles about Canadian law, written in plain language by lawyers, are
available at this site. In addition, there's a legal dictionary, the history
of Canadian law, a directory of Canadian legal organizations, and information
on Canadian court decisions and legislation.
- A meta-list of links to Canadian legal resources from Alan Gahtan.
Legal Resources on the Internet
- And... another meta-list of links - this one maintained by Peter Sim.
- Constitutional Documents
- Constituties, Mexico and Japan are available here.
- This service of the Legal Services Society of BC provides links to laws,
bylaws, regulations, and/or legislative proceedings of Canada, BC, BC Municipalities,
and other Provinces.
- First Nations Treaties, Law, and Land Claims Theme Page
- This CLN "Theme Page" has links to curricular resources (information, content...)
to help students/teachers learn about this topic.
Great Young Offenders Act Debate
- Developed by an Ontario lawyer, this site allows students to read Bill
C-68, debate its merits online, read previous debates, and read further information/cases.
- Sponsored by the Law Foundation of BC, Simon Fraser University, and Open
Learning Agency, this website provides BC teachers and students with law-related
lesson plans, legal resources for research projects and a guide to community
services. There is also a forum for asking law related questions and a page
of links to information on Careers in Law.
- This SchoolNet site has online projects for students, places where students
can talk to other students about law-related issues, access to law experts,
and law FAQs. Elsewhere in the site, there's an extensive set of links for
students interested in pursuing
Careers in Law. We've provided a direct link because the page is not readily
visible and it's too good a resource to be missed.
- Information on the Canadian Parliament from the Senate, House of Commons
and Library of Parliament.
Court of Canada
- Access to the latest judgements from the Supreme Court as well as to those
dating back to 1989. There's also a search engine.
Canadian Law Library
- A meta-list of links to Canadian legal resources organized by type or source
as well as by subject.
Virtual Library: LAW
- This meta-list has information and links to other law-related sites.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Law. For other resources in this subject area (e.g., curricular content in Canadian Studies, current events, history, mapping...), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here
if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.