The concentration in Business and Commercial Law prepares students who plan to represent private businesses or serve as government regulators. The breadth of courses reflects the broad range of subject matters and issues that a business lawyer might well confront when representing or regulating private businesses. The concentration also reflects a greater point: it is in the public interest to help create, finance and represent businesses, which employ people and sell products that we buy and use.

Concentration Advisor: Dan Danielsen

Concentration Advisor: David Phillips

Core Courses:

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Corporations
  • Antitrust
  • Basic Income Taxation
  • Business Bankruptcy–Commercial Law
  • Payment Systems
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation

Relevant Courses:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Community Business Law Clinic
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate Finance: Transactions
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Inside Counsel
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Transactions Practice
  • International Business Regulation
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade
  • Labor Law I
  • Law of Financial Institutions
  • Modern Real Estate Development
  • Negotiation
  • Quantitative Methods
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Trademark and Branding Law
  • Transactional Drafting Seminar
  • Whistleblower Law

Requirements:

  • Twelve academic credits with two courses selected from a list of “core” courses; two from either the list of “core” courses or the list of “relevant” courses; and either a clinic, a paper or a coop in the field.
  • Students must submit a “Concentration Declaration Form” to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs no later than October 1st of their last year.
  • To finalize the concentration, students must submit a “Concentration Certification of Completion Form” to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs not later than the end of the second week of their final quarter.