Doug Peterson

Contract Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
Term Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - MO Student Services and Program Delivery

Contact

Contract Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
Email
doug.peterson@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7578
Address
2-32B Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Term Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - MO Student Services and Program Delivery
Email
doug.peterson@ualberta.ca

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.

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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.

Spring Term 2021
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.

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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.

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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.

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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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B LAW 496 - Individual Research Project II

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

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B LAW 602 - Business Contracts

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.

Winter Term 2022
BUS 860 - Special Topics

Topics will vary from year to year. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.

Fall Term 2020

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