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Course Name Construction Law
Course Code LAWB 6410
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Pre-Requisite: For students outside the LAWB and EIL specializations- CCLW 6840 – Canadian Contract Law; or CCLW 6845 – Business Associations; or BLIS 6875 – Contracts for Business; or Demonstrated foundational knowledge of business law and/or contract law concepts. Anti-requisite: LAW 6410 - Construction Law
Course Description

Although construction law is rapidly becoming a discipline in and of itself, a knowledge of basic construction contracts and construction liens is essential for all real property practitioners intent on understanding a real estate development project from acquisition through to lease-out. Whether the project is a renovation of an existing building, the construction of leasehold improvements, or the development of a major infrastructure development project, the construction contract remains the pivotal agreement This course will provide an overview of major types of common construction contracts, such as the CCDC2 and CAA14, as well as the negotiation and preparation of such construction contracts and related agreements. This course will also cover ancillary construction contract issues such as the subcontract relationship, change orders and extras, different forms of construction bonds and other surety arrangements, as well as liabilities and remedies for delay. The course will provide an overview of current construction lien legislation, from the registration of the initial notice of the lien, through to the registration of notice of claim, the doctrine of sheltering, and ultimate enforcement of the lien. Related construction lien issues such as the statutory trust fund and comparative priorities of construction liens versus mortgages and purchasers, will also be considered, as will a comparative overview of mechanics' lien regimes in other jurisdictions.

Upcoming Offerings

Summer 2020

Specialization Business Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.