Business Law Course Outline - LAW122 Business Law Course...

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LAW122: Business Law Course Outline INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Name : Peter Wilson Office : TRS 3-039 Email : [email protected] Office Hours : Thursday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Class Time and Place : Wednesday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Room: TRS 2- 147) Course Description 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. This course, including all communications with the instructor, does not constitute legal advice, but academic information only. If you require legal advice to rely upon, you should retain a lawyer. Course Objectives Upon successful completion of the course of study, you should have a practical knowledge of the basic legal issues involved in business decision-making, in the areas of tort and contract law, as well as an understanding of the impact of the Constitution and the Charter and how the court system works. Ethical Understanding & Reasoning: upon successful completion of the course of study, you should be able to recognize and analyze ethical problems in order to choose and defend appropriate resolutions. 1
Required Text and Other Materials McInnes et al., Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business , 4th edition (Toronto: Pearson Canada, 2013). From time to time, other materials may be added to the scheduled reading. You are responsible for these materials just as you are responsible for what is in the textbooks, and may be tested on them as well. Communicating with your Instructor D2L will be used in this course for both administrative and course-content purposes. You are responsible for checking it regularly for information concerning this course, as some information may be released only through D2L. To communicate with your instructor please use only the email address above. No grades will be issued by email. Students must use their Ryerson email address, and must put their class code in the subject line, followed by the reason for their email. Any matters that may affect the student’s performance in the course must be raised with the instructor as soon as they are known to the student . Please do not rely on last minute assistance. The best method of receiving course related help is to come to class prepared, ask informed questions there, and during office hours. Method of Instruction and Evaluation Course instruction is based primarily on classroom lectures and discussions of assigned readings. Recording of lectures by any means (sound, video, picture etc.) without the permission of the instructor is strictly prohibited. Your final grade is based upon your performance in the following course requirements:

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