In light of the news, we wanted to clarify that the Business Certificate Application due date has remained the same, which is April 15th and through electronic submission. Considering that we are limiting in-person interactions, we have decided to mail the certificates, as long as there is a mailing address provided. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time and please stay safe.
The Business Law Certificate Program allows students to receive recognition for successful completion of a rigorous course of study and advanced training in preparation for professional practice as legal advisors to businesses, to business-oriented NGOs, and to government entities. The curricular program requires students to develop a broad background in fundamental areas of law while also receiving advanced training in business practice and skills. Students completing the program will have breadth, expertise, and preparation for future growth. Students are allowed (but are not required) to exercise some freedom in focusing their training on either the “transaction” or “litigation” concentrations within business law.
The following are the requirements for the J.D. Business Law Certificate.
The application must be received no later than April 15, 2020, if students wish to be
acknowledged in the graduation material. However, students can submit the application for the
Business Law Certificate at any time after graduation and must be received no later than July 1, 2020.
Download the Business Law Certificate Application Form Here
1. Completion of the following courses:
2. Completion of one of the following courses:
|259A||Income Tax I|
|249.2||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|248.5||Mergers and Acquisitions|
Other Business Law Courses
Completion of at least six additional units categorized as “Business Law” in the Berkeley Law schedule of classes. Students may use a Required Course not utilized above towards this requirement, however, Required Courses will not be double-counted.
Requests for a waiver or credit for courses not listed above should be sent to BCLB@law.berkeley.edu.
NOTE – If a waiver has been granted, attach a copy of the email from the Certificate Administrator granting the waiver.
Inquires about certificates requirements should be sent to BCLB@law.berkeley.edu.