Business Law Certificate (Professional Track)


The Business Law LL.M. Certificate program allows LL.M. students to prepare for professional practice as legal advisors to businesses, to business-oriented NGOs, and to government entities. Offered in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, the curricular program requires students to develop a background in fundamental areas of business law. Students completing the program will have breadth of knowledge, deep 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.