Business Law Certificate (Professional Track & Hybrid Option)


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, professional track and hybrid option 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. These courses must include:

  • The foundational 3-unit Business Associations course.
  • At least three of the following additional courses:
    • Advanced IT Contracts
    • Anticorruption Compliance
    • Antitrust Law
    • Blockchain for Lawyers
    • Contracts
    • Corporate Finance
    • Form & Fund (online only)
    • International Business Negotiations
    • International Business Transactions
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Regulating Banking and FinTech
    • Securities Regulation
    • Transactional Drafting
    • Venture Capital in Practice
  • The combined total number of units including Business Associations must be at least 11 units.

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

Download the application here.

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