This is an introductory course, prerequisite to further studies in law. The course begins with a discussion of the nature and sources of law and an examination of the court system in Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and a survey of the more important aspects of the law of torts. The course then concentrates on the legal requirements for the formation of a valid contract. Other major contract law topics include interpretation, privity, discharge, breach, and special types of contracts. Selected cases will be examined.