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 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 - 3:30 to 5pm.
However, students can submit the application for the LL.M. Business Law Certificate at any time.
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 Corporate Finance and Law, or Income Tax I in Fall 2012 to qualify for the Certificate):
252.2 Antitrust (offered each semester 2012-13)
251.5 Corporate Finance and Law (only available Fall 2012 semester)
255.5 Securities Regulation (offered each semester 2012-13)
259A Income Tax I (only available Fall 2012 semester)
3. Completion of at least one additional course from among the core courses listed above or the following electives:
2012 (F); Spring 2013 (S)
256.6F Bankruptcy (S)
244.1 Complex Civil Litigation (S)
256.81 Contracts and Sales for LL.M. Students (F)
257.64 Corporate Governance: State of the Art Topics (F)
258.7 Corporate Tax (S)
270.65 Energy Project Development & Finance (F)
253.1 Essential Principles of Accounting and Finance in Business Litigation (F)
241.1 International Business Transactions (S)
257.4 Land Development and Investment: The Art of the Deal (S)
248.5 Mergers & Acquisitions (S)
253.2 Partnerships & LLCs (S)
256.9 Secured Transactions (Art. 9) (S)
247.1 Regulation of Capital Markets and Financial Institutions (S)
Other appropriate courses, with prior approval of the Certificate Administrator