SFU Centre for Education, Law and Society

The central purpose of CELS is to improve the legal literacy of children and young adults through a program of teaching, research, curriculum development, and school-based initiatives. Our work encompasses the role of law in society and its impact on the individual, citizenship engagement, social justice and human rights, conflict resolution, school law and policies, and cyberbullying. We offer credit courses in law-related education and conduct research into topical legal issues.

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Law Connection is a series of legal teaching lessons for BC educators. This lesson is about sentencing theory and the case R. v. Gladue. Also, how sentencing practices in Canada are based on several theories, both ...
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Law Connection is a series of legal teaching lessons for BC educators. This lesson is about evidence and forensics, an idea that emerged from the trial of Robert Pickton. All the different types of evidence are used ...
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Aboriginal treaties are in the news and all British Columbians should understand what the treaties are about. Why do we need treaties? What are the land claims all about and what impact will they have on the land and ...
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Law Connection is a series of legal teaching lessons for BC educators. This lesson is about the issues surrounding same-sex marriages. It explains the historical view of marriage, the laws relating to marriage and the ...
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Law Connection is a series of legal teaching lessons for BC educators. This lesson is about the path that countries who signed onto the Kyoto Accord and those that didn't have followed, and we look at the current ...
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Law Connection is a series of legal teaching lessons for BC educators. Judges make life-altering decisions everyday. The courts over which they preside are part of a complex legal system. Judges are very important ...
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Business names are automatically copyright protected and therefore a search must be done to ensure that no one else owns the right to use a name. This issue of Law Connection explores the process for protecting your ...
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A reality-based activity allowing students to explore participatory citizenship. Students take on roles within a community in transition. They work to determine whether their community should grow and by how much. At ...
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An integrated learning resource that uses the novel “The Garbage King” by Elizabeth Laird as a starting point to help students become aware of the concept of human and children’s rights and to inspire students to become ...
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A reality-based activity that allows students to explore participatory citizenship. Students work as teams of journalists to explore the changes made to the regulations around determining how close to a salmon bearing ...
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