Western Law

Business Law at Western

"...the School adopted as its goal to be the pre-eminent law school in Canada focussing on business law in the global environment. This remains the School’s ambition."
(From Western Law’s Strategic Plan)

Robert Shiller
Economist and author Robert Shiller of Yale University, co-recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics, delivers the first annual Beattie Family Lecture in Business Law Read More

Western Law’s focus on business law in the global environment is unique among all Canadian law schools. As Canada’s premier business law school, Western Law’s business law curriculum offers a wide range of courses examining the fundamentals of business organizations, finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, trade and taxation, as well as leading-edge topics in mining and energy law, corporate social responsibility, and corporate restructuring.

Western’s Business Law Advantage

Business Law Centres
Western Law is host, or co-host, to a number of exciting business law initiatives, including:

Yamana Centre for Sustainable Exploration and Resource Development: Western Law, together with the Faculty of Science and the Ivey Business School, brings together the University’s expertise in exploration geosciences, environmental science, mining law, finance, corporate social responsibility and business sustainability. In addition to research, the Centre also aims to foster the interdisciplinary education of the next generation of industry leaders.

Centre for Financial Innovation and Risk Management: Western Law, together with experts from the departments of Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistical & Actuarial Sciences and the Ivey Business School, have formed an interdisciplinary Centre for Financial Innovation and Risk Management to engage in research, outreach and other initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges that led to, and emerged from, the 2008 global financial crisis.

Master of Financial Economics (MFE) program: The Western MFE program is a collaborative program of the Department of Economics, the Ivey Business School, the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences and Western Law. These units have joined forces to provide MFE students with a broad understanding of Financial Theory and the Economics framework upon which that theory is based, as well as the understanding of Quantitative Finance and Securities Regulation, required for today's complex financial world.

Mining Law and Finance
Western Law is developing a rich interdisciplinary curriculum on mining law and finance, with the goal of training the next generation of leaders in this challenging global industry. Read more