Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
This course will provide an introduction to the Canadian legal system with emphasis on legal problems affecting the administration of business enterprises. Focus will be on the law of contracts.
Course at a glance
- Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Learn through lectures and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
- Aimed at beginning to mid-career individuals interested in acquiring new workplace skills, this course will also benefit prospective or aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers.
What you will learn
- Acquire a theoretical base in commercial law, focusing on identifying and solving realistic legal problems that occur in the workplace.
- Undertake an extensive study of the law of contracts, with specific emphasis on the law relating to the formation of contracts, complaints about performance in contracts, obtaining relief from breaches of contract, and collecting payment under contracts.
- Explore issues related to non-contractual liability as you study the law relating to intentional torts such as fraud, conversion of goods, defamation, imitation of business markings, and interference with land use.
- Understand the law of negligence both from a business and a professional liability perspective.
- Discuss the legal relationships within business and review the structures of sole proprietorship, partnership and the limited partnership and corporations and how business raises capital in the legal environment.
- Examine business lending and borrowing practices dealing with the granting of security and its enforcement, as well as problems arising from the law respecting negotiable instruments and guarantees.
- This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
- Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
- A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
- Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
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