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Business Law

The Business Law area of concentration provides students with the background necessary to succeed as business lawyers in the global financial world. UC Davis law graduates with a Business Law concentration work in law firms, corporations, consulting and accounting companies, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world.

As globalization of the world economy continues, business is increasingly international in scope. The UC Davis Business Law curriculum, with classes ranging from Business Associations to Securities Regulation to Taxation, ensures graduates have the skills required to succeed in this rapidly changing environment. King Hall students also enjoy the unique opportunity to pursue a joint degree with the highly regarded UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

Business law students begin by learning the fundamentals, including business associations and federal income taxation. They can then select from a wide range of advanced courses in securities regulation, corporate and partnership taxation, finance, antitrust, corporate governance, bankruptcy, and commercial law. Transactional approaches are further explored in a business-planning seminar, where students draft business documents.

UC Davis School of Law, long a leader in experiential legal education, offers numerous opportunities for students to gain practical experience that enhances and complements their classroom learning. Many work in employment relations, federal taxation, legislative, or judicial externships, and gain the writing, research, and negotiation skills essential to practicing in this field. In addition, moot court competitions provide unique opportunities to develop trial and advocacy skills. Students may also enhance their education by participating in organizations or working on journals—the Law School sponsors approximately 40 student organizations and five scholarly journals.

King Hall students with a concentration in Business Law join a network of graduates with diverse, rewarding careers. UC Davis law alumni who studied business law work in law firms, corporations, consulting and accounting companies, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world.