Exercise your creative instincts

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic once said, "A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts." That is what the Business Concentration strives to provide for interested students. The demands and complexities of a global economy require a strong basis in business law. To fulfill the Business Concentration, students complete a series of courses designed to equip new lawyers with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a legal career with a business emphasis. This concentration is for students interested in pursuing a general business practice or a specialized business practice such as bankruptcy, corporate, commercial, employment, international, or real estate law.

Apply by submitting the online application, which requires that you attach your resume. This application should be submitted at your earliest stages of planning but, in no event, after the Add/Drop Deadline of your final law-school term. Students may schedule an appointment with the Faculty Director to plan their required curriculum.

Students must complete Business Associations and the Core and Elective Courses designated be-low. With the approval of the Director of the Business Concentration, a tax or business course of at least two units, whether domestic or international, not included on the list of Elective Courses may be substituted. If a student completes more than one Core Course, the additional course(s) will automatically be applied toward the satisfaction of the requirement for Elective Courses.

14 to 16 Units required for completion of Concentration

Required Course Units
Business Associations 4
Core Courses (complete one) Units
Bankruptcy 2 or 3
Business Planning 2 or 3
Employment Law 3
Federal Income Taxation 3
International Business Transactions 2 or 3
Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations 3
Elective Courses (complete three) Units
Administrative Law 3
Banking Law 2
Business Transactions: Art of the Deal 2
Commercial Law 3
Environmental Law 3
Estate & Gift Tax/Estate Planning 3
Federal Securities Regulation 3
Intellectual Property (Copyright, Patent, Trademark, or Survey of Intellectual Property—one only) 2 or 3
Insurance Law 3
International Arbitration 3
International Banking 2
Labor Law 3
Land Use Planning 2
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation 3
Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders 3
Taxation of Real Estate Transactions 3
Transnational Litigation 2 or 3
U.S. & International Sale of Goods 2
U.S. Antitrust and International Competition Law 2
U.S. Taxation of International Transactions 3
White Collar Crime 2
Worker's Compensation Law 2
One Field Placement or Clinic with a tax or business law focus (advance approval required) 3