Paul Paton, BA, LLB (Toronto), MPhil (Cambridge), JSM, JSD (Stanford)

Professor, Faculty of Law

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

LAW 451 - Corporations Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The laws governing corporations including: pre-incorporation matters; the corporation as a legal person; the tortious, criminal, regulatory, and contractual liability of the corporation; fiduciary duties in general and in commercial relationships, especially in the context of directors and officers, corporate social responsibility; corporate management; shareholder rights; and shareholder remedies.

LECTURE B2 (44250)
2021-01-11 - 2021-04-16
TH 10:30 - 11:50 (TBD)

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

LAW 451 - Corporations Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The laws governing corporations including: pre-incorporation matters; the corporation as a legal person; the tortious, criminal, regulatory, and contractual liability of the corporation; fiduciary duties in general and in commercial relationships, especially in the context of directors and officers, corporate social responsibility; corporate management; shareholder rights; and shareholder remedies.

LECTURE A2 (51912)
2021-09-08 - 2021-12-07
TH 10:30 - 11:50 (TBD)


LAW 456 - Professional Responsibility

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of the organization of the legal profession in Canada and the professional conduct of lawyers as determined by law, ethical codes of conduct and service to the public interest. Specifically, the course will address civility in communication and conduct, common ethical issues in practice, the fiduciary nature of the lawyer's work, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, lawyer professionalism, and the lawyer's role in the administration of justice including access to the legal system. This will include learning about racism, sexism and bias in the Canadian justice system and the legal profession through topics such as individual and systemic biases, cultural difference, contemporary cases and regulatory approaches.

LECTURE A1 (51968)
2021-09-08 - 2021-12-07
T 14:00 - 16:50 (LC 191)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

LAW 589 - Specialized Legal Topics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

These courses will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level in a format with a significant out-of-classroom component. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession.

SEMINAR X50 (76295)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
M 18:00 - 21:00 (LC 191)


LAW 599 - Seminars on Specialized Legal Topics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

These seminars will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

SEMINAR B01 (76301)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
T 09:00 - 11:50 (LC 105)