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Law & Business

Law and Business students gain a solid understanding of many key legal issues in the corporate world, including contract negotiations, human resources, policy development and property transactions, as well as areas that are of increasing importance and significance such as corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. Critical thinking and the application of legal knowledge are at the heart of all courses offered in the Law and Business major, providing students with the strongest integration of law and business among all business programs in Canada.

Faculty teaching in the Law and Business program are renowned experts in their areas of study which include: international law, human rights law, privacy, government regulation, environmental law and corporate social responsibility. Students pursuing a business degree in Law benefit from professors who have extensive years of industry experience and strong connections to businesses, governments and NGOs. 

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The Law and Business Department's LAW722 course will feature guest speakers through-out the Winter 2019 term.  Limited seats are available for the Ryerson Community to attend, Thursdays 4:30-6pm in TRS3-176. Schedule listed below:

Jan 24 - Ralph E. Lean - Counsel, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Jan 31 - Julianna Greenspan - Partner, Greenspan Partners LLP; Barry Avrich - CEO, BT/A Advertising

Feb 7 - Jeffrey Orridge - Canadian Tire Corporation, Former Commissioner - Canadian Football League

Feb 14 - John Tory (4-5pm) - Major, City of Toronto; Peter Deeb (5-6pm) - Chairman, Hampton  Securities

Feb 28 - David Miller - Chief Legal Officer, Rogers Communications

Mar 7 - Bruce Bowser - President & CEO, AMJ Campbell Van Lines

Mar 21 - Dale Lastman - Co-Chairman, Goodmans LLP

Mar 28 - Don Meehan - President, Newport Sports Management Inc.

Apr 4 - Women in Law: Marni Dicker - Executive Vice President, General Counsel, LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc.; Neena Gupta - Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Apr 11 - Richard McLaren - Professor (University of Western Ontario) and Lawyer, McKenzie Lake Lawyers

NAFTA Negotiations: Exploring the Implications

The Law and Business department's 2nd annual workshop was held on Thursday, April 19.  If you missed the session or would like to recap the discussions, video footage is available on the CSR Institute site here:   

    Dr. Chris MacDonald

    Department Administrator &

    Program Adviser

    Elaine Armstrong

    TRS 1-004


    Faculty Members