Corporate Law

An Introduction to Securities and the Capital Markets – Geoff Clarke & Anne Sonnen (SLI 2009)

This resource includes PowerPoint presentations on securities law and capital markets delivered by Geoff Clarke, Partner at Fasken Martineau, and Anne Sonnen, Senior Litigation Counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission, at the 2009 OJEN Summer Law Institute. Topics include the purpose of capital markets; securities regulation; the fundamentals of securities law; and financial literacy. 

Canadian Challenges in International Trade - Larry Herman (SLI 2005)

A powerpoint presentation of the Canadian Challenges in International Trade presented to the Summer Law Institute 2005 by Larry Herman. The presentation covers the concepts of international trade and the international legal system.
 

In Brief: Contract Law

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic.

In Brief: Introduction to Business Law

This handout provides an introduction to business law, including an explanation of the legal structure of corporations, bankruptcy and the duties of directors and officers of corporations (fiduciary duty and duty of care) under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

International Trade Law - Larry Herman (SLI 2004)

This is a discussion on International Trade Law presented to the Summer Law Institute 2004 by Larry Herman. The paper examines four recent panel decisions affecting Canadian/ U.S. trade.

Landmark Case: Directors' Duties to Creditors - Peoples Department Stores Inc. (Trustee of) v. Wise

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case.

Landmark Case: Fiduciary Duty of Directors and Officers in a Corporate Takeover - BCE v. 1976 Debentureholders

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case.

Landmark Case: Freedom of Expression and Advertising to Children - Irwin Toy Ltd. v. Quebec (AG)

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case.

Legal Reasoning Tool: How to Write a Case Brief

OJEN Legal Reasoning Tools are designed to provide high school students with the skills to investigate legal issues, identify perspectives and think critically about legal developments within the classroom and beyond. These tools assist students in applying the legal inquiry process by guiding them through the stages of formulating questions, gathering and organizing information, interpreting and analyzing legal issues, evaluating and drawing conclusions, and communicating their findings.

Top Five 2012

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.

Summaries of important legal cases from 2012, as identified by the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal at OJEN's 2012 Summer Law Institute.

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