Business Law 2018-19


The GPLLM in Business Law is intended to provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on the impact of globalization on the law and sophisticated legal institutions to business leaders, lawyers and policymakers. Through comparative examples, case studies and real business deals, non-lawyers will gain a solid understanding of the constructs of Canadian business law and add immediate value to their career. The GPLLM will help business leaders excel in the practice of business and law within the context of today's important global influences and forces.

Program Length and Structure

The GPLLM is a full-time executive program that is one-year in length and offered in the evenings and on weekends in order to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals. The program consists of three terms (September to December, January to April, and May to August), each of which starts with a short residential module at the law school. The schedule offers a deliberate balance between rigorous academic engagement, and respect for your personal and professional commitments. The 2018-19 GPLLM schedule is available here


The GPLLM curriculum is carefully curated in order to provide you with exposure to the legal issues and problems that are most timely and relevant.  Students will have the opportunity to work on real-world driven problems, in teams as well as individually.  The skills and knowledge you acquire in the program will immediately inform how you approach the problems and challenges you face with an entirely new – and transformative – skill set.

The program consists of ten courses.  Students must complete five core courses as well as five electives, several of which may be chosen from a concentration other than that in which you are registered.  On top of this, the program provides numerous opportunities for participants to engage with faculty, guest speakers and industry experts.


Business Law
Required Credit/Non-credit
Introductory Session
Core Courses [ 5 required]Electives* [5 required]
Students may complete two electives from a concentration other than that in which they are enrolled.
Legal MethodsLaw & Business in a Global EnvironmentComparative Corporate Governance
Canadian & Cross-Border Issues in CorporateTax  Securities Regulation and Corporate Finance
Applied Contract Law Mergers and Acquisitions
Intellectual Property and StrategyInternational Dispute Resolution
Anti-Corruption Law: International, Domestic, and Practical PerspectivesEconomic and Social Regulation and Competition Law 
 Law & Policy of Public Private Partnerships
 International Insolvency Law
 Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, and the Law

*Please note that not all elective courses will necessarily be available every year.