This course provides students with an introduction to Canadian corporate law under the Canada Business Corporations Act. By the end of the course students will understand the main components of Canadian corporate law as well as the key policy issues.
The course is taught through lectures, policy discussions and in-class exercises. Lectures are used to convey many of the main statutory provisions and case law precedents, as well as the importance of contextual factors to legal analysis. Policy discussions are intended to prompt students to think critically about the policies underlying corporate law, and the impact of the law in practice. In-class exercises provide students with opportunities to practice applying the law to hypothetical facts. The interactive aspects of the course provide students with regular opportunities to ask questions, share ideas, challenge established viewpoints, and receive formative feedback.
Open-book exam worth 100% of the final grade. The exam will consist of a large fact pattern question and an essay question on policy.
Bruce Welling, Lionel Smith & Lenord I. Rotman, Canadian Corporate Law: Cases, Notes & Materials, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2010).