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BUAD 209 Business Law

This library guide will provide you with information to complete your Canadian case law or legislation research.


Consider the facts that have been given to you and start to think of those facts within a legal framework. 


  • Who are the people involved in the problem?
  • What are the parties' roles or occupations?
  • What are the relationships between the parties?
  • What are the parties' special characteristics?


  • What occured?
  • When did it occur?
  • Where did it occur?
  • What is the nature of the location where it occured?
  • How did it occur?


  • What are the parties complaining of?
  • What are the parties claiming?
  • What are the injuries or harm?
  • What will the defence to the claim likely be?

See more in The Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide:


Make a list of keywords, including important factual terms and legal concepts.

While generating your list of keywords be creative and flexible. As you learn more about your topic revise your keyword list.


Sites to help generate keywords

The Courthouse Libraries of BC created videos you might find useful describing a fact situation and the corresponding process for developing strong keywords.

Have a look at the Journals/Digests tab above for more resources that will help you develop your keyword list. Using Add Topic to Search in Quicklaw will also help focus your search using correct legal terminology.

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