Instructor(s): Andrew Gray, Glen Johnson
Business Organizations

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7000Y.

This section of this course is offered on campus, for students who can attend in person. This course will meet two times a week in person. In order to safeguard the health and safety of students, there is a possibility that all sections of this class will convert to a remote format for all or part of the term. To enrol in this course all students must meet or exceed the tech requirements for enrolment in University of Toronto courses, which can be found here []

Note: The Quercus program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Quercus as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course will cover, from a practitioner’s perspective, the key aspects of the law in Ontario that governs the use of public capital markets by corporations and other business organizations. The course begins with an account of the development, scope and enforcement of securities regulation. Subsequent topics covered include: requirements for raising capital through an offering of securities to the public, including disclosure; ongoing continuous disclosure requirements for reporting issuers and insider trading; shareholder democracy and corporate governance issues under securities law; and the rules governing take-over bids and special transactions. In this course, we address these topics by examining the Securities Act and related rules as well as by examining leading cases from the courts and the Ontario Securities Commission on key aspects of securities regulation.

A three-hour open book examination (100%).
Academic year
2020 - 2021

At a Glance

Second Term



72 JD


M: 6:40 - 8:30 pm (in-class)
W: 6:40 - 8:30 pm (in-class)