In the Classroom

The Hennick Centre for Business and Law develops innovative additions to the curriculum in business and law at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business.

The Centre is currently offering an Investor Protection Seminar for upper-year law students and financial journalists.  The most recent financial crisis has highlighted the challenges in achieving effective investor protection and the critical role of the media in the process.  This advanced seminar is intended to provide an opportunity to actively explore this intersection of law, business and public policy through sustained study and dialogue between students, journalists and leading practitioners in the field.

  • This course for credit is co-taught by Ed Waitzer, Hennick Centre director and Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance and Jacquie McNish (Globe and Mail).
  • See the Syllabus for the 2015 Investor Protection Seminar.

The Centre has also offered a seminar entitled “The Art of the Deal”  that will provide an integrative experience for senior Osgoode J.D. and Schulich MBA students interested in developing a deeper and more practical understanding of the planning and execution of major business transactions.   The central focus of the course is the extensive analysis and appreciation of significant, recent business transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, initial public offerings and recapitalizations. Joint teams of MBA and J.D. students working with senior legal and investment banking practitioners are exposed to the intricacies and insights of the interaction of legal and business disciplines in practice.

  • This course for credit is taught by Ed Waitzer, Hennick Centre director and Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance.
  • See the Syllabus for the 2015 The Art of the Deal seminar.

The Hennick Centre offers upper year Osoogde-Schulich JD/MBA students the opportunity to participate in LawWithoutWalls, a groundbreaking international academic program organized by the University of Miami School of Law. Students work with students and faculty from leading law and business schools from around the world to conduct guided, collaborative research on a current problem in legal education or practice.

  • This for credit course is supervised by Ed Waitzer, Hennick Centre director and Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance, and Professor Mary Condon, Hennick Centre co-director.
  • See www.lawwithoutwalls.org for program information.

In addition to enrolling in cross-listed classes, students can expand their knowledge of business and legal issues by taking advantage of the cross-registration opportunities available at the law and business faculties. JD students may take up to 9 credit hours of courses at other graduate faculties at York University. MBA students are permitted to take up to 6 credit hours of courses at other graduate faculties at York University. More information on cross-registration policies and dates are available on the Osgoode (see the Student Handbook and Extra-Disciplinary Course Application) and Schulich (see Non-Schulich Electives) websites.