Welcome - Law and Religion LAWS 2210   Law and Religion
This course focuses on the relationship between law and religion in a secular, democratic, multi-faith state and, in particular, how the law in Canada both protects and restricts the practice of religion. The course considers a range of issues which may change from year to year. Topics addressed in previous years include: freedom of religion in Canada, human rights protection against differential treatment based on religion as well as exceptions to that protection, judicial review of decision making by religious institutions, polygamy, faith-based arbitration, the refusal of medical treatment on religious grounds, and the use of religious-based reasoning in public discourse and in law-making.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Major paper, as well as in-class presentations/participation/reaction papers.
FORMAT COMMENTS: 2 hours per week, 3 credits