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RSM2211H – Business Law (Winter Intensive 2023)

General Information


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Applicable Emphases:
(m) = Main, (s) = Supplemental

  • Leadership (s)

Applicable Major(s):
(c) = Core, (r) = Recommended

  • Real Estate (r)

Target Audience

Students interested in understanding how the legal environment interacts with the business environment.  Students interested in studying current cases that illustrate the dynamic interaction of business and law in today’s business sectors. 


8, 3 hour sessions consisting of readings from the required textbook and other handouts provided in class.  Guest speakers may be involved in several of the lectures.

Course Mission

This course is intended to focus participant’s attention on those areas of law that typically affect a business’s operations.  In addition, we will examine those areas of law that reflect on the role of directors and officers of organizations in the profit and not-for-profit sectors.  Recent case law provides numerous examples that illustrate the conflicting roles managers often find themselves in. 

Course Scope

Businesses operate within a complex environment of legal issues.  Management must be able to not only recognize these issues, but also have an understanding of how to resolve them effectively and efficiently.  This requires an appreciation of the Canadian legal system and the way that legal experts can offer assistance.  The material will be examined through cases that reflect the legal principles being discussed during the class sessions.  Participants will be expected to do some further legal research to complete assignments.

Evaluation and Grade Distribution

ComponentDue DateWeight
Class ParticipationOngoing20%
Midterm TestDuring Class 430%
Final Take-Home ExamTBA50%

Required Resources

Smyth, J.E., Soberman, D.A. and Easson, A.J., McGill, S.A. The Law and Business Administration in Canada, 15th Edition (2019). Toronto:  Pearson Canada.

Supplementary cases will be provided in class.

Last Updated: 2022-06-02 @ 4:22 pm