LL.M. Specializations in Business Law

Specialization Requirements

To be awarded the specialization in any of the four Business Law Tracks listed below, students must maintain a B- (2.7) grade average in courses taken for the specialization.

Visit our course list for descriptions of the courses below. for detailed descriptions of the courses listed below. Prospective students should bear in mind that, due to curriculum scheduling and faculty availability, not every class listed is taught each year. This is most often true in the case of seminar courses. A sufficient number of courses will be available to enable those students who choose to specialize to satisfy the specialization requirements.

Business Law Track

Required Courses:

  • 220. Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
  • 230. Business Associations
  • At least one Group A course and one additional course from Group A or Group B

Group A (At least one course is required):

  • 209. Real Estate Finance
  • 236. Securities Regulation
  • 248. Business Bankruptcy
  • 250. Secured Transactions
  • 291. Taxation of Business Enterprises

Group B (Sum of courses selected in Groups A and B must equal at least two):

  • 222. Estate and Gift Taxation
  • 224. U.S. International Taxation
  • 231. Advanced Corporation Law
  • 232. Cybersecurity Law and Policy
  • 238. Executive Compensation
  • 240. Antitrust Law I
  • 249. Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 252. Business Torts
  • 259. International Commercial Arbitration
  • 271. International Business Transactions
  • 272. International Trade Law
  • 286. Land Use
  • 302. Copyright Law
  • 303. Music Industry Law
  • 304. International Intellectual Property
  • 305. Entertainment Law
  • 306. Patent Law
  • 307. Intellectual Property Law
  • 348. European Union Law
  • 362. Investment Companies and Investment Advisors
  • 363. Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • 380. State and Local Taxation
  • 399. Advanced Real Estate Transactions
  • 403. Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • 413. Advanced U.S. Contract Law for Foreign Lawyers
  • 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
  • 491. Transactional Lawyering: A Competitive Approach
  • 506. Seminar: Advanced Topics in Corporate and Securities Law
  • 525. Seminar: Patent Intensive
  • 543. Seminar: Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
  • 604. Seminar: Accounting, Finance and the Law
  • 606. Seminar: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 646. Seminar: Non-Profit Drafting
  • 659. Seminar: Comparative Corporate Law Seminar
  • 660. Seminar: Cities in Distress
  • 662. Seminar: Topics in Advanced Copyright
  • 693. Seminar: Companies, Food Systems, and Public Health
  • 714. Clinical: Business Deals
  • 721. Clinical: Real Estate Law
  • 743. Clinical: Corporate In-House
  • 744. Clinical: Merger and Acquisition Transactions
  • 745. Clinical: Corporate Finance Transactions
  • 751. Clinical: Transactional Foundational Skills
  • 757. Clinical: Insurance for Litigators
  • 759. Clinical: Transactional Skills – Lifecycle of a Business
  • 765. Clinical: Trademark
  • 785. Clinical: Introduction to Negotiation
  • 811. Arbitration Practicum
  • 915. Law and Economics
  • 972. Negotiation Theory and Practice

Securities Regulation Track

Required Courses:

  • 220. Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
  • 230. Business Associations
  • 236. Securities Regulation
  • Plus at least one course from Group A

Group A (At least one of the following is required):

  • 231. Advanced Corporation Law
  • 238. Executive Compensation
  • 343. Complex Finance Transactions
  • 362. Investment Companies and Investment Advisors
  • 372. Motion Picture Financing
  • 392. Lifecycle of a Corporation
  • 403. Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • 413. Advanced U.S. Contract Law for Foreign Lawyers
  • 447. Corporate Finance: Securities Markets and Corporate Value
  • 506. Seminar: Advanced Topics in Corporate and Securities Law
  • 604. Seminar: Accounting, Finance and the Law
  • 606. Seminar: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 681. Seminar: What Drives Innovation
  • 743. Clinical: Corporate In-House
  • 744. Clinical: Merger and Acquisition Transactions
  • 745. Clinical: Corporate Finance Transactions
  • 757. Clinical: Insurance for Litigators
  • 765. Clinical: Trademark

Tax Track

Required Courses:

  • 220. Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
  • 230. Business Associations
  • 291. Taxation of Business Enterprises
  • Plus at least one course from Group A

Group A (At least one of the following is required):

  • 222. Estate and Gift Taxation
  • 224. U.S. International Taxation
  • 238. Executive Compensation
  • 249. Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 285. Local Government Law
  • 363. Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • 372. Motion Picture Financing
  • 380. State and Local Taxation
  • 403. Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • 413. Advanced U.S. Contract Law for Foreign Lawyers
  • 433. Income Taxation of Entertainers, Athletes, and Artists
  • 543. Seminar: Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
  • 604. Seminar: Accounting, Finance and the Law
  • 646. Seminar: Non-Profit Law Drafting
  • 660. Seminar: Cities in Distress
  • 743. Clinical: Corporate In-House
  • 745. Clinical: Corporate Finance Transactions
  • 751. Clinical: Transactional Foundational Skills
  • 765. Clinical: Trademark

Bankruptcy Track

Required Courses:

  • 220. Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
  • 230. Business Associations
  • 248. Business Bankruptcy or 250. Secured Transactions
  • Plus at least one course from Group A

Group A (At least one of the following is required):

  • 248. Business Bankruptcy (if not taken as a Required Course)
  • 250. Secured Transactions (if not taken as a Required Course)
  • 252. Business Torts
  • 370. International Finance
  • 372. Motion Picture Financing
  • 403. Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • 413. Advanced U.S. Contract Law for Foreign Lawyers
  • 604. Seminar: Accounting, Finance and the Law
  • 743. Clinical: Corporate In-House
  • 745. Clinical: Secured Financing Transactions
  • 751. Clinical: Transactional Foundational Skills
  • 761. Clinical: Strategizing Secured Transactions
  • 765. Clinical: Trademark