Transportation Law focuses on sector-relevant legislation, regulations and contract lawLogistics Courses & Business Education - Specialized Logistics Courses  -  Transportation Law

Transportation Law focuses on sector-relevant legislation, regulations and contract law to limit personal and corporate exposure. It provides precedent-rich insight into how legal and commercial accountabilities are judged in the transportation sector. This helps learners develop a deep understanding of how sector-specific, Canadian legislation is applied and how commercial contracts and claims work across all modes of transportation. With a new ability to decipher the evolving case law that impacts the import, export and domestic transportation of goods, learners will be able to operate in compliance with laws, understand their obligations, exercise due diligence and know when to seek legal counsel.

Transportation Law is a must-have course for anyone who has any accountability for compliance or is involved in the development, execution or fulfillment of contracts.

Prerequisites: Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes
Recommended: Business Law or equivalent

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Register now to take Transportation Law online starting Jan 17 - Apr 9, 2022
You can also register by phone, fax or mail

Transportation Law helps professionals identify and introduce the protections necessary to reduce corporate and personal vulnerability to transportation-related administrative, civil and criminal liabilities.

Topics include:

  • Sources of law (international treaties and case law)
  • How to read case law and statutes
  • Constitutional law and transportation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Contract law and contract of carriage
  • Tort law
  • Road transportation cargo claims
  • Rail transportation cargo claims
  • Air transportation cargo claims
  • Marine transportation cargo claims

Course grads will be able to:

  • Understand and apply relevant case law and government statutes to ensure their company’s transportation operations are compliant with legal requirements.
  • Minimize or avoid claims by understanding common law and Contracts of Carriage across the specific modes as well as the role and limits of the Bill of Lading.
  • Find and use legal precedent to initiate and strengthen claims against carriers or other third parties.
  • Get the most value from outside legal counsel by being better informed and able to ask the right questions, saving your company time and money.

Nearly 90% found Transportation Law relevant to their job and rated it as "Good" or "Excellent".

“The legislation and regulations are constantly evolving.
So being able to decipher them means that you can maintain your compliance.”

To take Transportation Law online this winter (starting Jan 17, 2022), register here

Transportation Law Course Fee:

There are two options for Transportation Law:

Online course with hardcopy and PDF textbook $900 plus applicable tax
Online course with PDF textbook chapters only $800 plus applicable tax

There is an additional International Fee of $125 plus 5% GST per course for students taking the course from outside Canada. There are no refunds issued for courses taken directly through CITT once your registration and payment has been received and processed.

Please note: This only applies to courses taken directly through CITT. Fees for CITT courses taken through our partner educational institutions are set by those institutions.

Transportation Law Course Materials:

A printed copy of the course textbook plus access to PDF chapters on your course website is included in the $900 course registration fee. There is a $100 discount available if you opt to use the PDF chapters only.

Please note: This only applies to courses taken directly through CITT. Fees for CITT courses taken through our partner educational institutions are set by those institutions.

Transportation Law Course Work and Final Exam:

Course work for Transportation Law includes:

  • Memorandum of Law (40%)
  • Mid-Term Exam (30%)
  • Final Exam (30%)

On average, students tell us that this course requires a commitment of 6-10 hours a week to complete the coursework and prepare for the final examination.

Memorandum of Law – 40% of course mark

Based on a case study, students will prepare a comphehensive memorandum of law which interprets and applies existing legislative and case law, to the facts of the case.

Mid-Term Exam – 30% of course mark

The mid-term exam for Transportation Law, will consist of multiple choice questions covering Chapters 1-6 of the course textbook. 

Final Exam – 30% of course mark

The final exam for Transportation Law is held online, is 3 hours long, and is open-book. The exam will cover content from Chapters 7-10 of the course textbook.

The final exam period runs over the course of several days at the end of the semester. You can choose any (continuous) 3 hour window of time to begin & complete your exam during the exam period. Once exam period dates have been set for each semester they are available on the Key Dates page.
This exam requires access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. In order to reduce the chances of technical issues, learners should use the Firefox web browser.

Learning Assessment and Grades

Grades are reported as Honours, Pass, or Fail. To obtain a Pass, learners must earn a grade of 50%. The final grade is assessed based on both term work, a mid-term and final examination:

  • Memorandum of Law (40%)
  • Mid-Term Exam (30%)
  • Final Exam (30%)

Approximately one month after the final exam, you will receive your course results from CITT.

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