LL.M. Business Law Certificate

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.

The following are the requirements for the LL.M. Business Law Certificate.

The application must be received no later than April 15, 2014 if students wish to be acknowledged in the graduation material. However, students can submit the application for the LL.M. Business Law Certificate at any time.

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Students who meet the following requirements will be awarded an LL.M. Certificate of Specialization in Business Law at graduation.

1. Completion of the foundational 250 Business Associations course (while offered each semester, this course is a prerequisite for many other Business Law Certificate requirements so it is strongly recommended that students pursuing the Certificate enroll in Business Associations in the Fall semester.)

2. Completion of three of the following four core courses (students must take either Securities Regulation or Income Tax I in Fall 2013 to qualify for the Certificate; we strongly recommend that students hoping to receive the Certificate also take at least one additional course - either another core course, or an elective, in Fall 2013):

Antitrust (only available Spring 2014 semester)
251.5 Corporate Finance and Law (only available Spring 2014 semester)
255.5 Securities Regulation (offered each semester 2013-14)
259A Income Tax I (offered each semester 2013-14)

3. Completion of at least one additional course from among the core courses listed above or the following electives:

Bankruptcy Law (Spring 2014) 
255 Business Law Seminar: Venture Capital and IPO Law (Spring 2014)
244.1 Complex Civil Litigation (Spring 2014)
256.81 Contracts and Sales for LL.M. Students (Fall 2013)
258.7 Corporate Tax (Spring 2014)
270.65 Energy Project Development & Finance (Fall 2013)
253.1 Essential Principles of Accounting and Finance in Business Litigation (Fall 2013)
248.7 Fundamentals of Leveraged Buyouts (Fall 2013)
261.2 International Arbitration (Fall 2013)
261.1 International Business Transactions (Spring 2014)
249 Introduction to Accounting and Finance (Spring 2014)
257.4 Land Development and Investment: The Art of the Deal (Spring 2014)
248.5 Mergers & Acquisitions (Spring 2014)
258.5 Partnership Tax (Spring 2014)
253.2 Partnerships & LLCs (Spring 2014)
247.1 Regulation of Capital Markets and Financial Institutions (Spring 2014)
256.9 Secured Transactions (Art. 9) (Spring 2014)

Other appropriate courses, with prior approval of the Certificate Administrator

Note: Enquiries about Certificate requirements should be sent to Ken Taymor, with a copy to BCLBE.