LAW 396

Nonprofit Sector Law

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Examines the legal organization and regulation of organized civil society in Canada. Explores the legal characteristics of civil society organizations, including charities, not-for-profit corporations, co-operatives and social enterprise vehicles. Examines corporate, property, and tax laws applicable to these forms of organization. Introduces students to legal and theoretical issues, including prohibition on advocacy by charitable organizations, and the degree of independence of such organizations from the state. Comparisons are drawn with other jurisdictions.


  • Credit will be granted for only one LAW 396, LAW 343 (if taken as section A07 'The Voluntary Sector (Charities)' in Jan-Apr 2013, section A01 'Charities' in Jan-Apr 2014, or section A04 'The Voluntary Sector' in Sep-Dec 2015).

Undergraduate course in Law offered by the Faculty of Law.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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