• CLU 3M Understanding Canadian Law

    Instructor: Mr. R. D'Alessio

     When all is said and done, learning about law is really just learning about how people get along together in human society. In this course, we'll learn the history of law, aspects of criminal law in Canada, as well as civil law and family law. This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people’s everyday lives. Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada’s legal system, including the criminal justice system. Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply  this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.


  • May 2019 Test Review

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  • The Greatest Film Ever According to...

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  • New website

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  • Nov.10th class note (with spelling/grammar revision :) )

    1. Assignment: Summarize a famous court case. 1 paragraph. 1 source. Due: Nov.15th
    2. We will begin working Mock Trial next week. We need 1 accused, 1 judge, 3 defense lawyers, 3 Crown lawyers, 1 clerk/sheriff, 3 defense witnesses, 3 prosecution witnesses, and a jury. It is a murder trial. (Re: DON VON CHOVI stands charged:
    That, in this city and country, in this province, on or about the 15th …

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    Term 1, Semester 1 Summative:
    For the Bio essay, students are to pick a famous lawyer, judge, or legal key figure (such as a famous defendant or politician who had an effect on law).
    Title page: /5
    Bibliography (min 1 source): /5
    Mechanics/grammar: /10
    Essay body (5 paragraphs min): /5

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  • Pizza fundraiser

    Pizza fundraiser forms went out in home room today.

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  • Supreme Court


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  • Test Review

    -Rest. jus. journal
    -Charter/Lord's Day Act
    -Intro to Law terms
    -Ch.1: Rule v. Law; Case p.5; types of Law, "trial by combat"m precedent, constitution, UN/Security Council, effect of 9-11

    *Short Answer + Multiple Choice

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  • Important Dates

    Ottawa Court House: Oct.18th
    CAS guest speaker: Nov.7
    Lawyer guest speaker: Dec.8

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  • A Note of Thanks

    Thanks to Mr. Brookes for guest teaching today (Oct.2) a lesson on the charter of rights.

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  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome back to school Ravens and welcome to CLU3M (gr.11 LAW). Stay tuned to this class site for updates and postings of all assignments. I encourage you to use the Remind App to receive important announcements and assignment reminders via text. Ask your teacher for more info or go to remind.com and register, the course code in Remind App is @64ab9

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  • Remind App

    If you would like due dates and important reminders sent to you by text messages throughout this semester, ask your teacher for details about the Remind App.

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  • 12 Angry Men q's

    12 Angry Men /30
    NAME: What effect, if any, did the 12 jurors personal background have on their decision? why is this question important when discussing a fair impartial jury?(2) Define jury, jury selection, alternative jury: (3) Why were all the jurors male? (1) By what kind of knife is the victim stabbed? (1) Butcher knife Steak knife Butterfly knife Switchblade knife What was unique …

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Discussion Topics

  • Peace

    Posted by Rob D'Alessio on 9/18/2013 6:41:00 AM
    Do you think peace in the world is possible? Explain. 
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    Posted by Rob D'Alessio on 7/10/2012 4:01:00 PM
    Anyting you want to talk about that relates to what we have debated (or class content or links etc). This "chat" is currently open to ENG3U, ENG4C, IDC4O, HZT4U, CPW4U, ENG1D, and CLU3M (eg. Interpret the quote: "Some laws are better than others.") (Eg."  I just saw the Hunger Games. Like the book it is based on, it is a philosophical and political film and it is a dystopia film. Here, you can share your thoughts, keeping in mind that the film has drawn varying interpretations for its political overtones, including arguments in favor of left-wing, right-wing, and libertarian viewpoints. The film displays a general distrust of government, regardless of the audience's political party affiliation.  Some viewers formed an opinion about The Hunger Games as a parable of the Occupy Wall Street activity.  The top 1% richest people in the world have more money than the bottom 95% put together! Collins doesn't use the terms 1% and 99% percent, but it's clear that those in the Capitol are members of the 1% and everyone in the Panem districts is part of the 99..."
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  • FDA

    Posted by Rob D'Alessio on 6/27/2012 8:36:00 AM
    The FDA has yet to approve one single non-toxic treatment for cancer or anything that isn't patented by a major pharmaceutical company. Some would say this is terrorism, your thoughts? 

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