LL.M. Specializations in Business Law

Specialization Requirements - Business Law Track

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

Detailed course descriptions are linked in the listings 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.

Required Courses (In addition to 220 and 230, select at least one Group A course and one additional course from Group A or Group B)
Course # Course Name
220 Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
230 Business Associations
Group B Courses (Sum of courses selected in Groups A and B must equal at least two)
Course # Course Name
204 Arbitration Law
222 Estate and Gift Taxation
224 International Taxation
231 Advanced Corporation Law
232 Cybersecurity Law and Policy
238 Executive Compensation
240 Antitrust Law I
244 Television Law
251 Business Strategy and Corporate Governance
252 Business Torts
258 Professional Responsibility Issues in Sophisticated Business Transactions, Litigations, and Reorganizations
261 Employment Law
271 International Business Transactions
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
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 Contract Law: Analysis and Application
414 Financial Institution Compliance
419 Financial Concepts in 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
480 Motion Picture / Television Special Issues
491 Transactional Lawyering: A Competitive Approach
506 Seminar: Advanced Topics in Corporate and Securities Law Seminar and Workshop
525 Seminar: Patent Intensive
543 Seminar: Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
560 Seminar: Regulation of the Business Firm: Theory and Practice
590 Seminar: Disruptive Technology
606 Seminar: Mergers and Acquisitions
659 Seminar: Comparative Corporate Law
660 Seminar: Cities in Distress
681 Seminar: What Drives Innovation
714 Clinical: Business Deals
721 Clinical: Real Estate Law
743 Clinical: Corporate In-House
744 Clinical: Merger and Acquisition Transactions
751 Clinical: Transactional Foundational Skills
757 Clinical: Insurance for Litigators
759 Clinical: Transactional Skills – Lifecycle of a Business
765 Clinical: Trademark
780 Clinical: Tax Practice
785 Clinical: Introduction to Negotiation
915 Law and Economics
932 The Blockchain: Technology, Law and Regulation
972 Negotiation Theory and Practice