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COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 369
COURSE TITLE: Commercial Law
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Geisterfer, LLB
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course gives students a practical knowledge of business law that enables them to participate in the managerial decisions of a business and allows them to recognize problems and situations that require the help of a lawyer. The basic content of the course consists of legal concepts, principles and precedents of commercial law and their application to business situations, especially through the case-study method.

Prerequisites: BUSI 200
REQUIRED TEXTS: Willes, John A. Contemporary Canadian Business Law:  Principles and Cases.  7th Edition, Toronto:  McGraw Hill-Ryerson, 2004.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Midterm #1 30%
Midterm #2 30%
Final Exam 40%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The objective of this course is to give the students an overview of fundamental principles of the Canadian Legal System. This will empower students when they enter the business world, giving them an understanding of the legal issues they will face. The course will include the following topics:
  • The Alberta Court System
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law

  • Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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