ABOUT THIS COURSE
Business law, also known as trade or mercantile law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in buying, selling, trade, and commerce, it is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both public as well as the private law.
Do you need to know more about the Canadian legal landscape as it applies to business? This course offers a general study of Canadian law, both its roots and related case law, with particular emphasis on its application to business. Topics include contracts, commercial transactions, fiduciary relationships, business organizations, torts, assignments, sources of law, Canada\’s court system, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, professional liability, the Sale of Goods Act, bailment and leasing, agency relationship, sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
WHAT YOU\’LL LEARN
- Understand the source and basis of the law in Canada and how to interpret both statute and case law.
- Identify legal issues that arise in your daily business life.
- Be able to communicate about legal issues and assess the likely outcome.
- Know basic legal terms used in daily business.
- Describe the basic elements of torts, contracts and other common business concerns.