The Business Law Concentration is an optional program which requires students to complete six mandatory courses plus an additional six credits from a selection of optional business law courses over the second and third years of the J.D. program. The Concentration is recognized through a notation on students' transcripts upon completion of the program.
As part of the mandatory requirements, students must complete Law 466: Business Law Capstone in the spring term of third year. The Capstone allows students to demonstrate they have achieved the learning goals of the Concentration as a whole. It is designed to be integrative and interdisciplinary and to incorporate theoretical and practical elements of business law. The Capstone is taught by Adjunct Professor Christian Gauthier, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP (Vancouver), and includes several guest lectures by practicing lawyers and executives. The final assignment requires students to present to the board members of Newmont Goldcorp, Teck Resources or Entrée Resources.
Enrolment in the Capstone is limited to Concentration students only.
Capstone Prerequisites: LAW 407 Taxation, LAW 459 Business Organizations, LAW 463 Securities Regulation, and 6 credits of other courses from the Concentration
- Review the requirements (PDF), which should guide your course selection
- Download and complete the Statement of Intent Form (PDF)
- J.D. students entering third year who intend to complete the Concentration must, prior to registration, submit the completed Statement of Intent Form to the CBL Administrator by May 31.
The following awards are available to students enrolled in the Business Law Concentration.
DUMOULIN Black LLP Prize in Business Law
A $1,500 prize is offered by DuMoulin Black LLP to a J.D. student with the highest overall academic standing in the Faculty’s Business Law Concentration. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
KOFFMAN Kalef LLP Prize in Business Law
A $1,300 prize has been made available through an endowment established by Koffman Kalef LLP in memory of Morley Koffman, QC, as a tribute to his many contributions to the legal community in the area of business law. Morley Koffman was well respected and admired by all those who knew him and a true leader in the legal profession. The prize is offered to the J.D. student who has the highest cumulative grade point average in the Taxation, Trusts, and Secured Transactions courses within the Business Law Concentration at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
ZSA and National Post Award in Honour of Ken Bagshaw, QC
Awards totaling $1,200 are offered to outstanding J.D. students enrolled in the Business Law Concentration in honour of Ken Bagshaw, QC and his selection as the 2011 General Counsel of the Year. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
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