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Business Law

Program Overview

Market globalization, competition and technological changes have a significantly impacted on the regulation of businesses in Canada and around the world. This cutting-edge two year, part-time Professional LLM in Business Law, taught by leading academics and practitioners, will help you manage legal risks and understand the new realities of corporate regulation. At an advanced level, courses cover: Canadian corporate law principles and rules, legal duties of directors and managers, rights of shareholders, stakeholders and remedies available to them. The specialization will involve an in-depth examination of corporate finance and corporate structuring issues. Students will also explore the current regulatory system, including emerging international influences and trends.

Who is the Specialization for?

  • Law graduates with legal work experience or a strong demonstrated interest in business law.
  • Professionals without a law degree who have at least five years of senior work experience related to business law (such as finance, governance, regulatory, risk management work) who wish to add an advanced foundation in business law to their professional profile.

Specialization Structure

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals across Canada and abroad, the majority of the Business Law courses are available via video conferencing and all are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3 day intensives. Once a year, in-person attendance in Toronto may be a course requirement for students in the part-time business law specialization. New students can start the specialization in the Fall or the Winter term, and required courses are offered once every calendar year. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper.

Degree Requirements Overview

Total credits needed: 36

Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Advanced Corporate Law LAW 6870P Required 3.0 credits
Boards of Directors LAW 6735 Required 3.0 credits
Corporate Finance LAW 6902P Required 3.0 credits
Corporate Governance LAW 6749 Required 3.0 credits
Corporate Remedies LAW 6908P Required 3.0 credits
Corporate Transactions LAW 6909P Required 3.0 credits
Competition Law & Policy LAW 6913P Elective 3.0 credits
Construction Law LAW 6410 Elective 3.0 credits
Major Research Paper: Business Law LAW 6325P Elective 6.0 credits
Securities Regulations LAW 6905P Elective 3.0 credits

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