This program is available by Distance Learning.
Start Date: Fall 2013
Poonam Puri, Associate Dean, Research, Graduate Studies & Institutional
Associate Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Hennick Centre
for Business and Law, Osgoode Hall Law School
Vanessa Grant, Partner,
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Professional LLM in Business Law is a two-year, part-time program designed for professionals from across Canada who want to develop greater expertise in this dynamic area of law. Market globalization, competition and technological changes have had a
significant impact on the
regulation of businesses in Canada and around the world. This cutting-edge LLM in Business
Law, taught by leading academics and practitioners, will cover, at an advanced level: Canadian
corporate law principles and rules, legal duties of directors and managers, rights of shareholders and other
stakeholders and remedies available to them. The program will involve an in-depth examination of corporate
finance and corporate structuring issues. It will also examine the current regulatory system, including
emerging international influences and trends. Designed for both business lawyers as well as non-legal professionals with the requisite domain knowledge of business law principles, students will leave this program equipped with a deep and
broad understanding of the most important theoretical and practical issues confronting business lawyers in
The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits. The
credits can be obtained by either coursework or a blend of coursework and a Major Research Paper.
The Advanced Legal Research Workshop is required for all students who wish to complete a Major Research Paper. Please note that this will not count towards the 36 credits required to complete the degree.
Courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Videoconferencing is available for most
courses although occasional attendance in person in Toronto is required (refer to website for specific details on
Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.
Advanced Corporate Law
Boards of Directors
|2013/2014 Business Law-related Elective Courses Include
Partnerships and Tax Shelters
Theory and Practice of Dispute Resolution
Foundations of Banking and Financial Services Law
Perspectives on the Insolvency System
Lending, Security and Insolvency
Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
Governance Responsibilities in Insolvency
Crimes and Regulatory Offences: Distinctions with or without Difference
Major Research Paper
Note: Not all courses are offered every year or program cycle.
Toll free within Canada: 1.888.923.3394
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