J.D. Business Law Certificate
The Business Law Certificate Program allows students to receive recognition for successful completion of a rigorous course of study and advanced training in preparation for professional practice as legal advisors to businesses, to business-oriented NGOs, and to government entities. The curricular program requires students to develop a broad background in fundamental areas of law while also receiving advanced training in business practice and skills. Students completing the program will have breadth, expertise and preparation for future growth. Students are allowed (but are not required) to exercise some freedom in focusing their training on either the “transaction” or “litigation” concentrations within business law.
Students who meet the following requirements would be awarded a Certificate of Specialization in Business Law upon graduation.
The application must be received no later than April 15, 2013 if students wish to be acknowledged in the graduation material and at the Certificate Ceremony event scheduled for May 9th from 3:30 to 5pm.
However, students can submit the application for the Business Law Certificate at any time.
Law 250 Business Associations (offered each semester 2013-14)
Law 252.2 Antitrust (only available Spring 2014 semester)
259A Income Tax 1 (offered each semester 2013-14)
Law 255.5 Securities Regulation (offered each semester 2013-14)
249 Introduction to Accounting and Finance
253.1 Essential Principles of Accounting and Finance in Business Litigation
Completion of at least four additional courses (aggregating to at least 8 additional units) from the following advanced electives (note: some electives may be added; if there is insufficient enrollment, an elective may be dropped)
244.1 Complex Civil Litigation
247.1 Regulation of Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
248.5 Mergers & Acquisitions
248.7 Fundamentals of Leveraged Buyouts
249.3 New Venture Finance
251.31 Introduction to Law, Economics & Business
251.5 Corporate Finance and Law
255 Business Law Seminar: Venture Capital and IPO Law
256.9 Secured Transactions (Art. 9)
257.4 Land Development and Investment: The Art of the Deal
258.5 Partnership Tax
258.7 Corporate Tax
261.1 International Business Transactions
270.65 Energy Project Development & Finance
272.75 Real World M & A
(with prior approval of the Certificate Administrator):
Law 254.9 International Business Negotiations
Law 285.9 Samuelson Clinic Seminar
Other appropriate courses, with prior approval of the Certificate Administrator