Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kamal vs. Gayle

Negotiating a Damage Award

With the research you have conducted, enter into negotiations with your partner to determine a mutually agreeable settlement.

Be sure to complete the handout that was distributed last day.

It is important that you complete the reflection portion of the handout.  The reflection focuses on teh negotiation process that have undertaken.

Think about what fostered a spirit of compromise and negotiation?  What impeded compromise?

The handouts will be collected on Friday

Key concepts to understand:

  • pecuniary damages 
  • non-pecuniary damages 
  • special damages 
  • compromise
  • negotiation
  • mediation
  • arbitration  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Civil Law Web Sites

The following two websites will assist you in your understanding of Civil Law as it relates to British Columbia

In this class review each of these websites and summarize the following terms

Justice Education Society

  • Summarize how you can access BC Small claims court
  • What are some alternatives to going to court?
  • How can you represent yourself in civil court

Courts of BC

  • Describe how each level of court deals with civil matters.
  • Explain the burden of proof in civil law.  How does this differ in criminal law>
  • Explain "the balance of probabilities"

Answer questions 1-6 pg. 357 in your textbook 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Required Reading

In class work:

Read Chapter 13
Answer # 1-9 pg 346, #1-4 pg 350, #1-6 pg 357

Our Test is next class

Themes to consider:
  • Canada's Legal Heritage/Historical Roots
    • Common Law 
    • British & other influences 
  • Rule of Law
  • Sources of Law & how each the sources "interact" with each other 
  • Categories of Law
    • Public & Private 
    • International 
  • Charter of Rights & Freedoms
    • Fundamental Freedoms
    • Supremacy of Parliament 
    • Case Studies 
    • Limitations to our Rights 
    • Notwithstanding Clause 
  • Human Rights
    • Jurisdiction
    • Key terms 
      • harassment
      • duty to accommodate
      • undue hardship 
      • Remedies 
      • discrimination   

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Law 12 Current Event Blog

Current events are an integral part of this course. Making "real world" connections to the concepts discussed and learned in class will help you make the learning more meaningful for you.

Students will be asked to create a Law 12 current event blog. The current events must be related to course themes in Law 12 and mainly focused in Canadian affairs (but not entirely).

Current Event Blog Assignment: 

1. Create a Blog 

Create a blog using whatever platform you choose (e.g. Blogger, Wordpress, Glogster, Tumblr, etc)

When you set up your blog please consider the following:

· Protect your privacy - this is a public place (what are you comfortable posting?)

· You are writing for a large audience

· You may want to use this project to launch a “learning portfolio”.

Once you have set up you your blog add the link to the google doc here. Law 12 Current Events Blogs   This will be posted on the class blog for all to see and comment

2. When and How often should do I post? (20) 

One (1) posts every two weeks starting the week of November 19th, 2012

3. What should I include in my blog? (50) 

  • Summary- no more than a paragraph- a brief review and be in your OWN words 

  • Analysis- Explain how the article relates to the Law 12. This should be analytical and make connections to our class, community, province, nation or your life. Include a personal opinion about the article. 
  • Visual/Video - One visual representation is required with each post such as a political cartoon, image, or embedded video clip related to your current event topic. 
  • Citation- Please places the link to the article in the post. 
4. Commenting on other blogs (30) 

You will be required to comment on a least 1 blog per week. You will be required to log your comments and provide evidence of your comments to the teacher a various intervals throughout the year.

5. Discussion

Be prepared to discuss your posts and or your comments in class.

Total Value 100

Some sample news sites

Globe and Mail www.globeandmail.com

Vancouver Sun www.vancouversun.com

The Province www.theprovince.com

Global BC www.globaltvbc.com