Doug Peterson

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


Full Executive Professor, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
(780) 492-7578
3-40A Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6



Teaching Interests

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


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 402 - Business Contracts

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 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 495 - Individual Research Project I

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

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