The Law and Business Adminstration in Canada responds to the needs of today’s business students by streamlining the traditional study of contractual principles, emphasizing current legal topics involving corporate governance, e-commerce, privacy, and globalization and expanding the discussion of strategies to manage business’s legal risks.
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James Everil (Ev) Smyth studied commerce at University of Toronto, where he earned a B.A. and an M.A. He also became a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He taught at Queen’s University from 1946 to 1963, and then returned to University of Toronto where he taught until 1983. He was an outstanding teacher and also served a term as head of the Department of Political Economy and then as head of the School of Business at University of Toronto. He was the author of Introduction to Accounting Methods (Kingston: Jackson Press, 1951) and The Basis of Accounting (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954). In 1983, he was posthumously given the L.S. Rosen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Accounting Education by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.
Dan Soberman studied law at Dalhousie University and at Harvard University. He began teaching at Dalhousie in 1955, and in 1957 moved to Queen’s University to help start the law faculty. He was dean of the faculty from 1968 to 1977, taught full-time until retirement in 1993, and continued to teach part-time there and in the School of Business until 1999. In the late 1960s, he was a member of a federal Business Corporations Task Force that drafted the Canada Business Corporations Act. In the autumn term of 2000, he was visiting professor at Kwansai Gakuin University in Japan. From 1977 until 2000, he was an adjudicator on human rights tribunals in Ontario and federally, and also acted as an arbitrator in labour disputes. He has authored, or co-authored, chapters in various legal books and articles in law journals.
Alex Easson studied law in England, at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. Prior to coming to Canada, he practised law as a solicitor in London and taught at the University of Southampton. He was appointed Professor of Law at Queen’s University in 1976 and remained at Queen’s until he retired from full-time teaching in 2000. He then concentrated on his consulting practice, working principally for international organizations such as the IMF and the OECD, and specializing in international taxation, foreign investment, and economic reform. His work took him to more than 40 countries on five continents. He authored, or co-authored, more than a dozen books, the most recent being Tax Incentives for Foreign Direct Investment (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2004). We at Pearson Canada appreciate his contributions over several editions to this highly-acclaimed text.
Shelley McGill received her LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario and her LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. She is an associate professor of business law at Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business & Economics where she teaches law to graduate and undergraduate business students. Prior to joining Laurier, she was a partner in the Ontario law firm of Sims Clement Eastmen (now Miller Thomson). In 1992, Mrs. McGill was appointed a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court and she continues to preside on a part-time basis. Her research focuses on consumer protection issues and has been published in a variety of Canadian and international law journals including the Canadian and American Business Law Journals.
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 132916304
Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0132916304