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B LAW301 Legal Foundations of the Canadian Economy Course Page

Description: 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 LAW402 Business Contracts Course Page

Description: 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 LAW403 Commercial Transactions Course Page

Description: Integrated analysis of the legal principles applying to commercial transactions, including an examination of the statutes and case law governing the sale of goods, conditional sale and chattel mortgages. Prerequisite: B LAW 301 or ENGG 420.

B LAW422 Law of Business Organizations Course Page

Description: 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 LAW428 Natural Resource and Environmental Law Course Page

Description: The legal framework in which managerial decisions affecting the environment are taken. Substance of environmental law and the procedures for enforcing it. Interaction of this legal approach with business strategies for dealing with environmental issues is analyzed. Prerequisite: B LAW 301 or ENGG 420.

B LAW432 The Legal Regulation of Business Course Page

Description: An examination of the principles of law that underlie the administrative regulation of business by governmental agencies. A representative agency from each of the three levels of government will be analysed to determine how it is created, what powers it possesses, how it uses its powers and how its powers are constrained. Prerequisite: B LAW 301 or ENGG 420.

B LAW442 International Business Law Course Page

Description: 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 LAW444 International Business Transactions Course Page

Description: 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 LAW456 Legal Issues in Real Estate Course Page

Description: Real estate law as it applies to business decisions in real estate. Property rights and land title, legal aspects of real estate transactions, real estate finance, entitlement and land use, and the environment. Transactional real estate includes lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, agency, mortgages and deeds of trust, partnership agreements, construction contracts, builder's liens and condominium law. The entitlement process includes all aspects of real estate development including land use planning and zoning, infrastructure, acquisition of development permits and building permits, subdivision and the planning process. Relevant environmental law and aboriginal laws are included. Prerequisite: B LAW 301

B LAW488 Selected Topics in Business Law Course Page

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

B LAW495 Individual Research Project I Course Page

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

B LAW496 Individual Research Project II Course Page

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

B LAW497 Individual Research Project III Course Page

Description: Special Study for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: B LAW 496, consent of the Instructor and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program.

B LAW602 Business Contracts Course Page

Description: 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.

B LAW612 Legal Issues in Real Estate Course Page

Description: Real estate law as it applies to business decisions in real estate. Property rights and land title, legal aspects of real estate transactions, real estate finance, entitlement and land use, and the environment. Transactional real estate includes lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, agency, mortgages and deeds of trust, partnership agreements, construction contracts, builder's liens and condominium law. The entitlement process includes all aspects of real estate development including land use planning and zoning, infrastructure, acquisition of development permits and building permits, subdivision and the planning process. Relevant environmental law and aboriginal laws are included.

B LAW628 Natural Resource and Environmental Law Course Page

Description: The course considers the legal framework in which managerial decisions affecting the environment are taken. It looks at the substances of environmental law and the procedures for enforcing it. The interaction of this legal approach with business strategies for dealing with environmental issues is analyzed.

B LAW658 Intellectual Property Law and Technology Commercialization Course Page

Description: An overview of key legal concepts from a variety of jurisdictions related to intellectual property and its commercialization. The course will follow a comparative case-based approach to explore formal laws, institutions and business practices related to IP in technological innovation. Topics covered may include copyright, trademark, industrial design, database protection, patent law, application process and patent searching, and licensing strategies, with a special focus on the life sciences. The course aims to provide students with the skills required to address legal issues arising from technological innovation.

B LAW686 Selected Topics in Business Law Course Page

Description: Topics may vary from year to year and are chosen at the discretion of the instructor.