Business Law Certificate (Executive 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 and Business, 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.

In their graduating year, executive track students who earn 11 or more units of Business Law courses upon graduation may apply for an LL.M. Certificate of Specialization in Business Law.

In the event classes will be conducted online during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters, we will email the certificates and mail a hard copy when campus is back in full operation.

These courses must include:

  • At least four of the following courses:
    • Advanced IT Contracts
    • Anticorruption Compliance
    • Antitrust Law
    • Blockchain for Lawyers
    • Business Association (please note that this course is a prerequisite for many other business law courses and is strongly recommended)
    • Contracts
    • Corporate Finance
    • International Business Negotiations
    • International Business Transactions
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Regulating Banking and FinTech
    • Regulated Digital Industries
    • Securities Regulation
    • Sustainable Capitalism & ESG (online only)
    • Transactional Drafting
    • Understanding Financial Crises
    • Venture Capital in Practice
  • The combined total number of units must be at least 11 units.

Applications must be received no later than June 24 in a student’s graduating year.  

Download the Business Law Certificate Application Form here