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Business Law

Business Law provides students with the background necessary to succeed as business lawyers in the global financial world. Students begin their studies with 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.

Business Law Courses - Faculty Recommendations

Accounting for Lawyers

Antitrust

Basic Finance

Business Associations *

Business Planning and Drafting

Commercial and Bankruptcy Law **

Commercial Arbitration Seminar

Corporate Finance

Corporate Governance Seminar

Corporate Tax **

Corporate and White Collar Crime

Federal Income Taxation *

Intellectual Property

International Business Transactions **

International Finance

International Investment Disputes

International Litigation and Arbitration

International Tax

International Trade Dispute Seminar

Introduction to Bankruptcy Law**

Issues in Setting Up and Maintaining Solo Law Practice

Law and Statistics

Law of E-Commerce

Legal Ethics in Corporate Practice **

Life-Cycle Transactions and Drafting

Mergers and Acquisitions

Nonprofit Organizations and Drafting

Public Finance: Theory and Practice

Real Estate Finance

Secured Transactions**

Securities Regulation I **

Securities Regulation II

Seminar in Financial Regulation

Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs **

Tax and Distributive Justice

The Business of Lawyering

Trade Secrets

Business Law Faculty

Professors Afsharipour, Chander, Dodge, Hillman, Hunt, Joo, Lewis, Shanske, and Ventry.

Legend

* Basic Core

Core business law courses identified as essential by the business law faculty for all J.D. students, preferably taken in the second year. Note: These courses assume no prior coursework in business or economics.

** Expanded Core

Core business law courses (in addition to the Basic Core above, and additional business courses as schedules permit) recommended by the business law faculty for students interested in business law practices (transactional or litigation).