Municipal Law I

Pro­vides an intro­duc­tion to the provin­cial and fed­er­al laws that affect munic­i­pal­i­ties. Top­ics addressed include the elec­tion and oper­a­tion of coun­cil; draft­ing, enact­ing and enforc­ing bylaws; rea­sons for bylaw valid­i­ty, munic­i­pal con­tracts and ten­der­ing, and munic­i­pal liability.

Course at a glance
  • Aimed at individuals interested in moving into higher level responsibilities in the local government field; our student body includes municipal government employees in planning, corporate services, economic development, operations, finance, and more.
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Become familiar with municipal law principles and Canadian municipal legislation.
  • Analyze and apply municipal legislation and concepts to specific factual situations in the municipal context.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of municipal legislation in achieving municipal purposes.
  • Synthesize municipal legal theory with practical application of municipal legislation and principles.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Scheduled for Fall/Winter:

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