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 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.

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.

  • Completion of at least three of the following courses, plus the foundational Business Associations course, for a combined total of at least 11 units:
    • Anticorruption Compliance
    • Antitrust
    • Blockchain for Lawyers
    • Contracts
    • Corporate Finance
    • Design Thinking for Lawyers
    • Drafting Transactional Documents
    • International Business Negotiations
    • International Business Transactions
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Securities Law
    • Venture Capital

Applications must be received no later than June 24 if you wish to receive the certificate during the summer; however, you can apply for the Professional LL.M. Business Law Certificate at any time during your second summer or after.  Application forms are available here.