Specialization in Business Law

This page is only applicable to the classes of 2020 and onward.

  • Three or four foundation courses in the second year (preferably in the first semester).
  • At least three Group A courses (basic courses for students intending to enter general business practice).
  • One Group B course, so that the total of courses chosen between Group A and Group B equals at least four.
  • At least one transactional skills course (preferably in the third year). A second transactional skills course may be counted as a Group B course.  

Please Note: Course offerings may vary from year to year.

Group B Courses (one, totaling with Group A at least four courses [3])
Course # Course Name
204 Arbitration
222 Estate and Gift Taxation
224 International Taxation
228 Mergers and Acquisitions
231 Advanced Corporation Law
232 Cybersecurity Law and Policy
238 Executive Compensation
240 Antitrust Law I
244 Television Law
249 Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
252 Business Torts
258 Professional Responsibility Issues in Sophisticated Business Transactions, Litigations, and Reorganizations
259 International Commercial Arbitration
261 Employment Law
271 International Business Transactions [4]
272 International Trade Law
285 Local Government Law
286 Land Use
302 Copyright Law
303 Music Industry Law
305 Entertainment Law
306 Patent Law
307 Intellectual Property
348 European Union Law [5]
363 Tax-Exempt Organizations
380 State and Local Taxation
399 Advanced Real Estate Transactions
432 International and Comparative Sports Law
434 Accounting and Financial Skills for Lawyers
437 Telecommunications Regulation
446 Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
447 Corporate Finance - Securities Markets and Corporate Value
506 Advanced Topics in Corporate and Securities Law Seminar and Workshop
517 Taxation and Development
525 Patent Intensive
543 Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
560 Regulation of the Business Firm: Theory and Practice
590 Disruptive Technology
606 Mergers and Acquisitions
659 Comparative Corporate Law
660 Cities in Distress
662 A/B Topics in Advanced Copyright
681 What Drives Innovation
693 Companies, Food Systems and Public Health
695 Antitrust Analysis: Case Studies from Recent Mergers
757 Insurance for Litigators
761 Strategizing Secured Transactions [1] [2]
780 Tax Practice [6]
900 Contract Design [7]
915 Law and Economics
918 Directors and Officers Liability Insurance [8]
932 The Blockchain: Technology, Law and Regulation [9]

  • [1] Law 250. Secured Transactions and 761. Strategizing Secured Transactions are similar courses. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.
    ]2] Law 761. Strategizing Secured Transactions is a Group A, Group B, and Transactional Skills course, but for a particular student it can count as only a Group A, a Group B, or a Transactional Skills course.
    [3] A second Transactional Skills course may be counted as a Group B course.
    [4] Law 271. International Business Transactions is both a Group B course and a Transactional Skills course, but for a particular student it can count as either a Group B course or a Transactional Skills course, but not both.
    [5] The one unit version of Law 348. European Law only meets half of a Group B requirement.
    [6] Law 780. Tax Practice, a one-unit course, meets half of a Group B requirement.
    [7] Law 900. Contract Design, a two-unit course, meets half of a Group B requirement.
    [8] Law 918. Directors and Officers Liability Insurance, a one-unit course, meets half of a Group B requirement.
    [9] Law 932. The Blockchain: Technology, Law and Regulation, a one-unit course, meets half a Group B requirement.
    [10] Law 764. Intramural Transactional Law Meet Course, a one-unit course, meets half a Transactional Skills requirement.
    [11] Law 988. M&A Due Diligence, a one-unit course, meets half a Transactional Skills requirement.