Doug Peterson

Executive Professor, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law

Contact

Executive Professor, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
Email
dougp@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7578
Address
3-40A Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Overview

Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • International Business Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Law of Business Organizations
  • Legal Foundations of the Canadian Economy
  • Pacific Rim Law

Courses

B LAW 301 - Legal Foundations of the Canadian Economy

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 422 - Law of Business Organizations

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 442 - International Business Law

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

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 488 - Selected Topics in Business Law

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


B LAW 686 - Selected Topics in Business Law

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


Browse more courses taught by Doug Peterson