B LAW - Business Law

Offered By:
Faculty of Business

Below are the courses available from the B LAW subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

B LAW 301 - Legal Foundations of the Canadian Economy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Synoptic view of Canadian legal system, with emphasis on underlying considerations of social policy. While considering the nature, sources, philosophy, and policy objectives of the law, selected topics from the fields of tort and contract will be analyzed. Credit will be granted for only one of B LAW 301 and ENGG 420.


B LAW 402 - Business Contracts View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the special types of contracts that are encountered in business and commercial life. Topics include contract of sale, agency, negotiable instruments, insurance, bailment, employment contracts and contracts involving land as well as societal regulation of the freedom of contract. Prerequisite: B LAW 301 or ENGG 420.


B LAW 403 - Commercial Transactions View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Integrated analysis of the legal principles applying to commercial transactions, including an examination of the statutes and case law governing the sale of goods, conditional sale and chattel mortgages. Prerequisite: B LAW 301 or ENGG 420.


B LAW 422 - Law of Business Organizations View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the role of the corporation in the business and commercial life of Canada and Alberta, with emphasis on the small private company. Topics include characteristics of corporate existence, process of incorporation, forming a private company, relationship with third parties, distinction between management and ownership, duties of directors and officers, and shareholder rights. Prerequisite: B LAW 301 or ENGG 420.


B LAW 428 - Natural Resource and Environmental Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The legal framework in which managerial decisions affecting the environment are taken. Substance of environmental law and the procedures for enforcing it. Interaction of this legal approach with business strategies for dealing with environmental issues is analyzed. Prerequisite: B LAW 301 or ENGG 420.


B LAW 432 - The Legal Regulation of Business View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of the principles of law that underlie the administrative regulation of business by governmental agencies. A representative agency from each of the three levels of government will be analysed to determine how it is created, what powers it possesses, how it uses its powers and how its powers are constrained. Prerequisite: B LAW 301 or ENGG 420.


B LAW 442 - International Business Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of the law regulating the conduct of international business transactions. This includes trade law (GATT, commodity agreements, economic integration, national rules); finance law (IMF, OECD, ICSID, multinationals, promotion and financing of world trade); and commercial law (payment mechanisms, international commercial contracts, UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods, settlement procedures, pertinent national and international laws). Prerequisite: Open to third-year and fourth-year students.


B LAW 444 - International Business Transactions View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of current international business patterns and the laws surrounding such patterns, with an emphasis on what makes them different from domestic ones. A major force underlying the internationalization of the world economy has been the rapid, sustained growth of international business, both in the traditional form of international trade and in the newer forms of multinational, global and transnational business. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the major rules governing cross-border commercial transaction in the contexts of both substantive and procedural law.


B LAW 456 - Legal Issues in Real Estate View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Real estate law as it applies to business decisions in real estate. Property rights and land title, legal aspects of real estate transactions, real estate finance, entitlement and land use, and the environment. Transactional real estate includes lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, agency, mortgages and deeds of trust, partnership agreements, construction contracts, builder's liens and condominium law. The entitlement process includes all aspects of real estate development including land use planning and zoning, infrastructure, acquisition of development permits and building permits, subdivision and the planning process. Relevant environmental law and aboriginal laws are included. Prerequisite: B LAW 301


B LAW 488 - Selected Topics in Business Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Normally restricted to third- and fourth-year Business students. Prerequisites: B LAW 301 or consent of department. Additional prerequisites may be required.


B LAW 495 - Individual Research Project I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Special study for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: consent of Instructor and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program.


B LAW 496 - Individual Research Project II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Special Study for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: B LAW 495, consent of the Instructor and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program.


B LAW 497 - Individual Research Project III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Special Study for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: B LAW 496, consent of the Instructor and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program.


B LAW 602 - Business Contracts View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to, and an overview of, the major areas of law generally encountered in business and commercial law, in particular contract law. Not open to students in the MBA/JD Combined Degree Program.


B LAW 612 - Legal Issues in Real Estate View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Real estate law as it applies to business decisions in real estate. Property rights and land title, legal aspects of real estate transactions, real estate finance, entitlement and land use, and the environment. Transactional real estate includes lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, agency, mortgages and deeds of trust, partnership agreements, construction contracts, builder's liens and condominium law. The entitlement process includes all aspects of real estate development including land use planning and zoning, infrastructure, acquisition of development permits and building permits, subdivision and the planning process. Relevant environmental law and aboriginal laws are included.


B LAW 628 - Natural Resource and Environmental Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The course considers the legal framework in which managerial decisions affecting the environment are taken. It looks at the substances of environmental law and the procedures for enforcing it. The interaction of this legal approach with business strategies for dealing with environmental issues is analyzed.


B LAW 658 - Intellectual Property Law and Technology Commercialization View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of key legal concepts from a variety of jurisdictions related to intellectual property and its commercialization. The course will follow a comparative case-based approach to explore formal laws, institutions and business practices related to IP in technological innovation. Topics covered may include copyright, trademark, industrial design, database protection, patent law, application process and patent searching, and licensing strategies, with a special focus on the life sciences. The course aims to provide students with the skills required to address legal issues arising from technological innovation.


B LAW 686 - Selected Topics in Business Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics may vary from year to year. Students should check with the MBA Office for pre/corequisites of specific sections.