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Faculty of Law.

THE PRESIDENT, (ex officio).
Professors: WELDON,

Lecturers: SHANNON,






Dean of the Faculty: PROFESSOR WELDON.
Secretary of the Faculty: PROFESSOR RUSSELL.


The following courses of lectures, to be given in the Session of 1887-8, will begin on the 7th September, 1887, and end on the 17th February, 1888.

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The Written Code of the Constitution: Magna Carta, Petition of Right, Habeas Corpus Act, Bill of Rights, Act of Settlement. Law of Parliament. Select cases in Constitutional Law. British North America Act.

Constitutional History.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 M. to 1 P. M.

Subjects of lectures :

Anglo-Saxon Royalty. The Judicial System of the Anglo-Saxons. The Witenagemote. Feudalism in England. Origin and Growth of the two Houses of Parliament. Origin and Development of Trial by

Jury. The Royal Prerogrative. History of the Law of Treason. The Liberty of the Person. The Liberty of the Press. History of Party Government. Origin and Development of the Cabinet System. History of the Reform Bills.

Text Book: Taswell-Langmead's Constitutional History of England.

Conflict of Laws.

Thursdays, 11 A. M. to 12 M.

Subjects of lectures:

Leading rules as to (1) personal capacity, (2) rights of property, (3) rights of obligation, (4) rights of succession, (5) family rights, (6) forms of legal acts. The use of courts by strangers. The effects. of foreign judgments. Select cases upon the Conflict of Laws.

Text Book: Dicey's Domicil.

International Law.

Fridays, 12 M. to 1 P. M.

Subjects of lectures:

Sources, Subjects, Objects and Sanctions of International Law. Sovereigns, Consuls, Ambassadors. Rights and Duties of Neutrals. Reprisals, Contraband, Blockade, Rights of Search, Privateering,. Capture and Recapture, Construction of Treaties, Extradition.

Text Book Woolsey's International Law.



Tuesdays, 11 A. M. to 12 M.

Subjects of lecture:

Sources of Criminal Law. Felonies and Misdemeanours. Offences against property, against persons, against the Queen and Her Government, against Public Justice, against Public Peace, against Public Trade, against Public Morals. Conspiracy. Accessories. Offences after previous convictions.

Text Book: Stephen's Digest of Criminal Law..




Elementary Law of Contract.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 A.M. to 12 M.

Subjects of lectures:

Definition of terms; agreement, consideration, proposal, acceptance, promise, &c. Persons who may contract, principal and agent. Disabilities arising from infancy, coverture, lunacy, intoxication, &c. Express and implied contracts. Verbal and written contracts. Specialities. Statutory requirements as to validity or authentication of contracts; Statute of Frauds. Causes vitiating agreements; mistake, fraud, duress, &c.; contracts void on grounds of public policy, illegality, &c. Discharge of contracts, rescission, performance, payment, release, merger, &c. Leading cases.

Text Book: Finch's Cases.

Negotiable Instruments.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 to 11 A. M.

Subjects of lectures :


Formal Requisites. Consideration. Indorsement and transfer. Real and personal defenses. Over-due paper. Notice of Dishonour. Protest. Bill or note. Bonds, Debentures, &c.

Text Book: Ames' Select Cases.

Sales and Commercial Agency.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 A.M. to 11 A.M.

Subjects of lectures:

Capacity to buy and sell.


Executed and executory contracts of sale. Statute of Frauds. Lord Tenterden's act. Rules as to passing of property. Reservation of jus disponendi. Stoppage in transitu. Condition, warranty, express and implied. Remedies of seller and buyer. Commercial agency.

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Estates in Fee Simple; Estates for Life; Estates in Remainder, and Reversion; Joint-Tenancy and Tenancy in Common; Estates for Years; Landlord and Tenant; Easements; Devises; Descent of Real and Personal Property.

Text Books: William' Real Property, and Tudor's Leading Cases.




Mondays, 3.30 to 4.30 P. M.

Subjects of lectures :

Real Estate; Contingent remainders; Rule in Shelley's Case ; Statutes of Uses; Springing and Shifting Uses; Executory Devises; Statute of 13 Eliz. and 27 Eliz.; Statute of Limitations; Feoffments; Bargain and Sale; Lease and Release; Mortgages.



MR. GRAHAM, A. M., Q. C.

Subjects of lectures :

Tuesdays, 8 to 9 P. M.

Parties to and Agents for Marine Insurance; The Policy; Durability; Misrepresentation; Concealment; Warranties; General and Particular Average, Total Loss; Abandonment.

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Trusts, Mortgages, Fraud, Mistake, Specific Performance of Contracts, Administration of Debts and Assets. Election, Account, Discovery, Injunction.

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Definitions. Torts considered with reference to Crimes and Contracts. Deceit. Slander and Libel. Malicious Prosecution. Conspirary. Assault and Battery. False Imprisonment. Enticement and Seduction. Trespass to Property. Conversion. Violation of Water Rights and Rights of Support. Nuisance. Negligence.

Text Book: Bigelow.

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Constitution. Liability of partners inter se and to third persons. Change of firm. Retirement of partners. Dissolution. Mining venJoint-stock Companies. Canada Joint-stock Companies Act.


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Nature of Proof, Production and Effect of Evidence, Relevancy. Instruments of Evidence.

Text Books: Greenleaf on Evidence: Judicature Act and Rules.

§ XXIII. THE ACADEMIC YEAR.-The academic year consists of one Session. The Session of 1887-8 will begin on Tuesday, 6th September, 1887, and end on Tuesday, 28th February, 1888.

§ XXIV. ADMISSION OF STUDENTS.-(1.) Students may enter the University by (a) furnishing satisfactory references or certificates of good moral character, (b) entering their names in the Register, (c) paying the annual Registration Fee.

(2.) Registered students may, on payment of the proper fees, (see page 18), enter any of the classes of the University.

(3.) Students who wish to obtain University Degrees must become undergraduates. They may become undergraduates by (a) passing either one of the Matriculation Examinations or a recognized equivalent, and (b) matriculating, i. e, entering their names on the Matricula or Register of Undergraduates.

(4.) Students who are not undergraduates are known as General Students.

§ XXV.-DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF LAWS.-(1.) Candidates for the Degree of LL. B. are required to pass the Matriculation Examination or a recognized equivalent, and to pass the Sessional Examinations in the subjects of the three years course of study.

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