Law 204/704: Corporate Law

Corporate Law

Corporate Law is intended to give students an introduction to corporate law, with a primary focus on the creation, structure and animus of the corporation. As we move to a highly fluid, dynamic, global and entrepreneurial business environment, many students will be seeking opportunities to start or participate in new ventures, and the proposed course will be an invaluable addition to the knowledge they will need to be successful. The course will provide students with an understanding of business associations, securities regulation and banking, as well as examining sources of business regulation.

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Course designer Peter Kissick introduces Module 8 of Corporate Law

Taught on the assumption that the student has little to no knowledge of business or corporate law, Corporate Law will introduce students to the basic legal concepts associated with business and corporate structures, shareholder and partnership agreements, corporate governance and financing, and the protection of intellectual property. The course will also introduce students to statutes and cases that are relevant in this area such as the CBCA and Solomon. Similar to the approach employed by business schools which emphasize case based analysis, the course will ask students to apply the concepts learned to specific case and problem scenarios.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • CLO 1: Describe how the creation of business strategies and structures are influenced by law.
  • CLO 2: Identify sources of potential liability (civil, regulatory, and criminal) for a business.
  • CLO 3: Access the impact of laws on potential liability of a business.
  • CLO 4: Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of various corporate structures.
  • CLO 5: Apply processes required to develop an appropriate business structure.
  • CLO 6: Assess the relevance of corporate agreements to each stakeholder.
  • CLO 7: Assess the appropriate strategies for financing a business.
  • CLO 8: Describe foundational concepts of intellectual property relevant to a business.

Assessment Weighting

Assessment Tool Weight
Quizzes (10) 10%
Individual Assignments (4) 30%
Group Business Simulation (3) 20%
Final Exam 40%

For more information, including course outcomes, instructor information, textbooks and more, please visit the Arts & Science Online page for Law 204/704.