Business Law Concentration
In today’s business environment lawyers need to have both a broad and a deep understanding of the legal obligations affecting businesses. Many different legal subjects affect businesses. One of the goals of the Business Law Concentration’s distribution requirements is to ensure that students are exposed to a wide range of corporate and commercial topics. At the same time, students must develop a level of expertise not just through the foundation provided by the required core courses and the immersion in the elective credits, but also by learning how to apply the lessons learned in those courses to real situations through the Small Business Clinic or the Business Planning. The combination of classroom learning and contextual application make the Business Law Concentration a worthwhile goal for any student contemplating a career as a business lawyer.
*Elective Courses: In addition to taking one of the two required courses and fulfilling the practical skills and writing requirements, students are required to take electives sufficient to fulfill the balance of the 18 credits required for the Concentration. Equivalent courses may be approved by the Concentration Advisor:
Income Tax II
Accounting for Lawyers
Advanced Torts: Business Torts
International Business Transactions
Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
Additional Elective Courses:
Analytical Methods for Lawyers
Closely Held Business
Federal Tax Practice & Procedure
Labor Law Arbitration
Land Finance and Transfer
Landlord and Tenant
White Collar Crime
Transactional Lawyering Seminar
Practice and Writing Components: student must complete one of the following:
Small Business Clinic
Externship preapproved by concentration faculty supervisor as related to entrepreneurship
Transactional Law Meet Competition
Students must also complete one significant piece of writing in the area.
The writing may be satisfied as part of an offered course in the concentration or through an independent study.
Please go to course descriptions to view all course descriptions and offerings.
Note: In the case of extraordinary circumstances and undue hardship, the Associate Dean,
in consultation with the Concentration Advisor may propose an alternative means of satisfying the Practice Component
*Note: Some courses will not be offered every Academic Year.