Business Law Certificate (Professional Track)

The Business Law LL.M. Certificate program allows LL.M. students to receive recognition for successful completion of a course of study to prepare for professional practice as legal advisors to businesses, to business-oriented NGOs, and to government entities. The curricular program requires students to develop a background in fundamental areas of business law. Students completing the program will have breadth, expertise and a foundation for professional practice.

Students who meet the following requirements upon graduation may apply for an LL.M. Certificate of Specialization in Business Law toward the end of their second year.

  1. Completion of the foundational Business Associations course
  2. Completion of four of the following courses:
    • Contracts
    • Antitrust
    • Securities Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • International Business Transactions
    • Partnerships & LLCs
    • Economics in Law Pracitice
    • International Arbitration
  3. Completion of a research paper on a business or tax law topic. The paper requirement can be fulfilled through successful completion of the Legal Research & Writing course, or by writing on a "business law topic" in the Academic Writing course.

Applications must be received no later than June 25 for acknowledgment in the printed commencement program; however, you can apply for the Professional LL.M. Business Law Certificate at any time.  Download application.

 

Business Law Certificate: Course Schedule

    Please note: this schedule highlights only the courses that satisfy the Business Law Certificate. Please also consult the main courses page to see which additional courses are required for the LL.M. degree.

 

 

=  Satisfies Business Law Certificate course requirements (select 4)

   

 

= Required for Business Law Certificate

 

Morning Classes (Mon-Fri)

9am – 12:15pm

Select One per Quarter

 

OPTIONAL

Q1
May 12-30
Exam: Jun 2

Q2
Jun 4-20
Exam: Jun 23-24

Q3
Jun 26-Jul 15
Exam: Jul 17

Q4
Jul 21-Aug 5
Exam: Aug 7-8

Contracts (3 Units, Berring/Infelise)

Business Associations (3 Units, McCrary/Dibadj)

Securities Law (3 Units, Henderson /Markham)

Antitrust Law 
(3 Units, Dibadj)

 

Introduction to IP (3 Units, Menell)

Torts (3 Units, Gergen)

Economics in Law Practice (2 Units, Taymor)

 

Civil Procedure      (3 Units, O’Connell)

Privacy Law 
(3 Units, Schwartz)

Professional Responsibility
(3 Units, Langford)

 

Partnerships & LLCs (2 Units, Buxbaum)

International Civil Litigation (3 Units, Yoo)

Patent Law (3 Units, Merges)

 

 

Human Rights (2 Units, Mohamed)

 Environmental Law (2 Units, Biber)

Evidence (3 Units, Roth)

 

 

International Business Transactions (3 Units, Dodge)

 

Negotiations (1 Unit, Epstein) - 2 day intensive course

 

 

Afternoon Classes (2-3 days/wk)
Fundamentals of US Law (2 Units, Fernholz)
 

 

     Legal Research & Writing I (1 Unit)  

 

Summer 2014 Schedule: Second-Year Students (subject to change)

Morning Classes (Mon-Fri)

9am – 12:15pm

Select One per Quarter

 

OPTIONAL

Q1
May 12-30
Exam: Jun 2

Q2
Jun 4-20
Exam: Jun 23

Q3
Jun 26-Jul 15
Exam: Jul 17

Q4
Jul 21-Aug 5
Exam: Aug 7-8

Securities Law
(3 Units, Bartlett)

Business Associations (3 Units, McCrary/ Dibadj)

Securities Law

(3 Units, Henderson / Markham)

Antitrust Law 
(3 Units, Dibadj)

Constitutional Law (3 Units, Murray)

 

 Introduction to IP
(3 Units, Menell)

Privacy Law(3 Units, Schwartz)

 

Economics in Law Practice (2 Units, Taymor)

 

International Arbitration (3 Units,

Guzman)

Civil Procedure

(3 Units, O’Connell)

Torts (3 Units, Gergen)

 

Professional Responsibility (2 Units, Langford)

 

Copyright Law (3 Units, Depoorter)

 

Partnerships & LLCs (2 units, Buxbaum)

 

Mergers & Acquisitions (3 Units, Davidoff)

 

 

Patent Law (3 Units, Merges)

 

 

Human Rights Law

(2 Units, Mohamed)

International Civil Litigation (3 Units, Yoo)

 

Evidence(3 Units, Roth)

 

 

International Business Transactions (3 Units, Dodge)

Environmental Law

(2 Units, Biber)

 

Afternoon Classes (1-3 days/wk)

Academic Writing (2 Units, Farber)

Negotiations

(1 Unit, Epstein)

2 day intensive class on August 1st and 2nd

 

 Legal Research & Writing II (1 Unit)

Professional Responsibility  (3 Units, Budner)