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2011_Fall_B%20LAW_301_LEC_A1_Bone - BUSINESS LAW 301 Legal...

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BUSINESS LAW 301 Legal Foundations of the Canadian Economy Fall 2011 Instructor: Jeffrey Bone , Barrister & Solicitor Website: http://www.business.ualberta.ca/JeffreyBone.aspx Office: 1-27B Office Hours: Monday 2: 15 3:30 pm (or by appointment) Do not hesitate to come and see me during office hours, or you can email your questions to: [email protected] . However, please remember to consult the course syllabus and uLearn first, as it is my experience that some students send emails before reviewing these sources which contains extensive information on course materials and expectations. I am very happy to receive questions on legal topics outside of the course materials that have captured your attention for other reasons. “So much of the time we are just lost. We think, what is right? What is true? There is no justice. The rich win, the poor are powerless, we become tired of hearing people lie, and after a time we become dead, we think of ourselves as victims, and we become victims. We become weak… W e doubt ourselves, we doubt our beliefs, we doubt our institutions and we doubt the law. The law is not some book, not lawyers, not marble statutes or the trappings of the court; those are just symbols of our desire to be just. They are in fact a prayer, a frightened prayer. In my religion, they say act as if you have faith, and faith well be given to you. If we are to have faith in justice, we need only to believe in ourselves and act with justice. See I believe there is justice in our hearts .” The Verdict C OURSE D ESCRIPTION This course requires students to recognize and analyze legal principles and processes in our local community and more particularly in the Canadian business environment. The primary topics are: the legal system courts, civil litigation, and Constitutional issues; applicable tort and contract principles, property law; business and non-profit entities. Additional topics touched upon may include criminal law, corporate social responsibility; commercial law; purchase and sales of businesses; and trust law.
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C OURSE M ATERIALS Required: Mitchell McInnes et al ., Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business , 3rd ed. (Pearson Education Canada) Study guide may be found at: www.pearsoned.ca/mcinnes (requires the purchase of a new textbook) Lecture slides are posted on uLearn : https://ulearn.ualberta.ca/webapps/login/ Relevant course material may be added on uLearn from time to time. Exams Three examinations will be written. The midterm examinations will be written during class time. The final examination will be written at the assigned examination time slot as provided on beartracks later on in the semester. As the instructor, I do not have prior knowledge of when the final exam will be scheduled. If you require a deferment for the final exam, you will have to contact the undergraduate office in the 2 nd floor of the business school.
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