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  • LAW 122 - Business Law
    This is an introductory course, prerequisite to further studies in law. The course begins with a discussion of the nature and sources of law and an examination of the court system in Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and a survey of the more important aspects of the law of torts. The course then concentrates on the legal requirements for the formation of a valid contract. Other major contract law topics include interpretation, privity, discharge, breach, and special types of contracts. Selected cases will be examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • LAW 204 - Legal Analysis in a Business Context
    Legal analysis is an important component of business operation and development. Those able to identify legal issues are positioned to manage legal risk and guide actors through business decision-making. Focused on core competencies, students in this course will learn to use legal analysis, critical thinking, and communication for business consulting. Students will develop particular capabilities, including the ability to search for and use legal sources as well as write for a business audience.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Law and Business students.
  • LAW 321 - The Law of Hospitality and Tourism
    This course covers aspects of business law from the hospitality perspective. It deals with issues such as discrimination in the provision of services, exclusion clauses in recreational activities, tort liability of alcohol servers, the innkeeper-guest relationship, franchise agreements and the agency relationship in the travel agency. Successful completion of the course will help students to assess the risks of a given course of action in the operation of a hospitality business. Relevant statues and selected cases are examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 326 - Law for Health Managers
    An overview of law relating to Canadian health care delivery, principally from an Ontario perspective. Topics include the constitutional framework, regulation of health professions, medical ethics, public health, coroners' inquests, litigation, capacity and informed consent, powers of attorney, substitute decisions including end of life, mental health, health information and privacy, employment rights, dispute resolution, and how to search for applicable statutes, regulations and case law. Formerly HSM 326.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • LAW 401 - Information Access and Privacy Protection
    This course aims to provide students with an introduction to key concepts of information access and protection of privacy and to provide practical skills on managing these two domains. It will highlight relevant principles and practices through an examination of applicable federal and provincial legislation with an Ontario emphasis.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 402 - Health Information Access and Privacy
    Laws governing health information privacy, access, and management have an impact on healthcare providers, public bodies with a role in the healthcare sector, employers, professional regulatory bodies, fundraisers, insurers, and researchers. This course is designed to assist these individuals develop a thorough understanding of the policies, practices, laws, and regulation that address confidentiality, privacy, and security of health information.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 525 - The Law of the Marketplace
    An examination of the law concerning the marketplace in Canada. Common law precedents and federal and provincial statutes which govern business practices and define legal rights and remedies in the commercial environment are analyzed. Major topics include product liability, consumer warranties, misleading advertising, regulation of competition, hazardous products, packaging and labelling, consumer credit transactions, and privacy and freedom of information legislation. Relevant statutes and selected cases are examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 529 - Employment and Labour Law
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with a general understanding of labour and employment law, particularly in Ontario. The role of common law and Ontario statutes affecting workers is examined. Legislation and case law concerning hiring employment contracts, employment standards, human rights, privacy, health and safety and wrongful dismissal is reviewed. The latter part of the course introduces the collective bargaining relationship with particular concentration on the Labour Relations Act. Relevant statutes and selected cases are examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 533 - Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
    This course concentrates on an examination of the legal aspects of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Topics discussed include the relationship between the law and CSR, ethics, and risk management, distinctive legal aspects of sectoral approaches to CSR, legal dimensions of CSR (contractual, torts, regulatory, international law), novel CSR legal approaches (certification, reporting, supply chain), and NGO-stakeholder aspects. Selected cases are examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 534
  • LAW 534 - Government Regulation of Business
    This course concentrates on an examination of the legal aspects of the government regulation of business. Topics discussed include the evolution of regulatory law, the relation between regulatory law, private law, and business risk management, types of regulatory law, constitutional division of powers, issues and Charter of Rights and Freedoms aspects, licences, regulatory offences and defences, inspections and investigations, and sentences. Selected cases are examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 535 - Environmental Law and Business
    This course introduces students to the regulatory policies governing the environment in Canada, with a focus on the implications for business operations. The discourse of sustainable development aims to reconceptualize the business-environment-society relationship at both the national and global levels of governance. The course critically examines the principles that the sustainability discourse has generated: the internalization of environmental costs through the use of economic instruments; the principle of environmental justice, and the precautionary principle. Students choosing this course should be in their graduating year.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 601 - Intellectual Property Law
    This Course is for students seeking solid grounding in Intellectual Property law. IP rights (including patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs, confidential information, geographical indicators, traditional knowledge and personality rights) have increasing significance in manufacturing and knowledge-based economies. 21st Century business environments require working knowledge of IP and the ability to interact with IP assets and internal/external IP professionals. Course reviews current Canadian IP law and provides practical advice/strategies for dealing with IP issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 602 - White Collar and Cyber Crime
    This course examines criminal and regulatory offences committed by corporations and executives that are typically described as "white collar crime" as well as criminal and regulatory offences committed online and typically described as "cyber crime". The relevant portions of the Criminal Code and other statutes such as the Competition Act and Canada's Anti-Spam legislation are discussed in light of selected cases and regulatory decisions.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 534 or CRM 200
  • LAW 603 - Advanced Business Law
    This course begins with an examination of the law governing business relationships and forms of business organizations, including the legal requirements for the formation of the corporation and partnership. Special contractual relationships affecting business are studied followed by an examination of the law pertaining to secured transactions and bankruptcy procedures. The course also surveys the law of real property, including the leasehold interest and mortgages. Relevant statutes and selected cases are examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 604 - Legal Foundations of Corporate Governance
    This course concentrates on the legal infra-structure underpinning contemporary corporate governance. Topics examined include a survey of relevant Canadian legislation, various theories of the corporation and corporate governance, the role of shareholders, directors, officers and other key stakeholders, directors' duties and liabilities, as well as managerial performance. The course will also examine key aspects of international corporate governance and selected examples of corporate governance issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 603
  • LAW 605 - Securities Law
    This course focuses on the regulation of securities in Canada, with a particular focus on Ontario. In addition to studying the policy rationales for securities regulation and core concepts such as the idea of a "security", students will learn about the obligations placed on persons involved in the issuance and trade of securities. Students will also examine the framework for securities regulation in Ontario, including consideration of the role and authority of the securities regulator and liability and enforcement issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 603
  • LAW 606 - Advanced Issues in Labour and Employment Law
    This course involves more advanced analysis of labour and employment law as a key area of socio-economic policy. In addition to a more intensive analysis of labour and employment law topics introduced in LAW529, the course also explores various new areas of law and inquiry, including: evolution and boundaries of labour and employment law; the historical development and theoretical justifications for the collective bargaining regime; comparative labour law; alternative models of employee representation; the evolving impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on labour and employment relations; and international labour law.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 529
  • LAW 607 - Selected Topics in Law and Policy
    This course is designed for students wishing to examine a policy or legal topic which may not be available through course offerings in a given year. It is suitable for students interested in gaining a deep understanding of the ways in which social, political and economic discursive frameworks are both shaped by, and a reflection of, the choice of legal instruments and the design of legal institutions. The student will develop a plan of study under the supervision of an assigned faculty member with expertise in the chosen subject field. This directed study course is normally intended for undergraduate students in their final year of study and graduate students. Departmental permission is required in order to enroll in this course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
    Prerequisites: LAW 603
  • LAW 68A/B - Ryerson Law and Business Clinic

    The Ryerson Law and Business Clinic offers upper year students the opportunity to serve clients under the supervision of lawyers and academic coordinator on a variety of business-related legal matters. Students will gain practical, "hands-on" experience as they assist clients with business law matters such as incorporation, drafting the articles of incorporation, reviewing shareholder and partnership agreements, trade-marks, compliance with regulation, and employment law matters. Clinical experience will be supplemented with weekly seminars to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve their clients. Clients will include small businesses and entrepreneurs who cannot afford a lawyer. Only available to Law and Business majors.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • LAW 703 - Real Estate Law
    The study of law is important for all real estate professionals. This course covers topics such as construction law, development law, land use regulation, acquisitions and transactions. Mortgages, leases and other real property interests are covered at an advanced level.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 603
  • LAW 722 - Law and Canadian Business

    Law and Canadian Business Lecture and Seminar Series. An advanced seminar that concentrates on the application of principles of some major fields of law encountered in practical problems in business. An in-depth perspective will be made of important aspects of business law. These will be discussed along with relevant statues and selected cases which will be examined. Students choosing LAW 722 should be in their graduating year.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Co-Requisites: LAW 533
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Law and Business students.
  • LAW 723 - Issues in Information Technology Law
    This course focuses on emerging legal problems associated with the growth of information technology in Canada and internationally. It focuses on the legal protection of electronic information and technology through patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets, and upon contractual issues (electronic signatures, problems of verification, contracts which must be in writing, and security of information) in the procurement of products and services, especially through the Internet and other e-commerce conduits. A range of other topics, such as data protection and privacy, the regulation of the Internet, the harmonization of law globally, computer crime, and remedies will be discussed. Students should be in their graduating year.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 724 - Legal Aspects of International Business
    This course will acquaint the businessperson with the legal aspects of doing business in a global environment. It will include legal considerations relevant to entrepreneurs engaged in import or export and to companies seeking greater presence in foreign countries as well as legal principles applicable to multinational corporations. Topics covered will include: bilateral and multilateral trade agreements including the GATT, the EC and the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement; legal aspects of the international sale of goods; legal aspects of financing international sales of goods; forms of business organization abroad; licensing and franchising; international protection of intellectual property; comparative anti-trust legislation; conflict of laws and international settlement of disputes. Students choosing LAW 724 should be in their graduating year. (Formerly IBS 800)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122
  • LAW 725 - Visiting Professor Law Seminar
    This seminar will be offered in an intensive manner over 2-3 weeks typically in the spring/summer term. The seminar will be led by a visiting professor and will offer students a unique opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and perspective of renowned scholars. Advanced topics concerning law and business in Canada and other jurisdictions, based on the visiting professor's research and expertise, will be discussed. Students must commit to attending and participating in all sessions of the seminar.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 603