This exciting first edition provides readers with a useful foundation that not only explains the basic components of the Canadian legal system but also explores its functions and goals. It is broad and deep enough for students to grasp a thorough understanding of the system and to develop their own perspectives on the legal system and its relationship to society and social change.

Including examples of the sometimes brilliant and sometimes inane results that law produces, this text will intrigue students and prepare them for further work in a legal framework in any field and advance their understanding of the rights and duties entailed in being a member of Canadian society.