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WILFRID LAURIERUNIVERSITY Lazaridis Schoolof Business and EconomicsBUSINESS231Winter2020Business Law Course Outline Professors:Valerie Irie Office Hours:By AppointmentE-mail:[email protected]Office location: LH4076Phone:519-498-2121Faculty Assistant:Is Indera Singh located inLH2052, Phone: 884-1970 ext. 2041Course DescriptionBu 231 is a practical .5 credit second year course in business law which dealswith the basic legal principles in those areas of the law considered essentialfor the business student. Emphasis is placed on the law of contract, Canadianlegal institutions, tort law, business associations, business transactions, andvarious types of contracts found in the context of business relationships.Where possible actual court decisions are studied so the student will be madeaware of the judicial approach in dealing with particular problems.Goals of the Course and Learning ObjectivesBusiness managers need a basic knowledge of law and legal liability in orderto effectively manage a business and to avoid violating the law while doingso. Preparing students to effectively manage the inevitable legal risksencountered during business activities is the ultimate goal of this course. Inorder to achieve this goal, by the end of the course students should be ableto“IDAC”:1.Identifylegal risks arising in typical business scenarios.2. Explain/definebasic Canadian legal principles involving legal liability andresponsibility arising in the GLOBAL business context. 3.Write a reasoned assessment of a business scenario which identifies allthe legal risks and appliesthe appropriate legal principles to eachidentified risk to come to a conclusion.4.Describe the connectionbetween law and ethics. The goals and priorities for success in this course will be reviewed during thefirst class. DON’T MISS IT! InstructorsBU231Winter 2020– Course Outline1© McGill 2017
This term H, J, K, L, M and N sections are being taught by Valerie Irie. The non-BBA class S1 is being taught by Brandon Mattalo, who is a practicing litigationlawyer and is completing his Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law.Course Tools and MaterialsThe material to be covered in this course is drawn from the text: TheLawandBusinessAdministrationinCanada,(15th Edition), Smyth,Soberman, Easson & McGill, Publisher - Pearson Canada Limited,Toronto. This text may be obtained from the WLU Bookstore and is therequired text for the course. It is important to note that not all, of thechapters in the text are covered in the course. The course outline gives thechapter numbers upon which the individual lectures are based. LecturesWILL contain additional content and will emphasize particular topics withinthe chapters. Pay close attention to the excluded readings under each topicdescribed below.

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