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 13, 2019 if students wish to be
acknowledged in the graduation material. However, students can submit the application for the
Business Law Certificate at any time following graduation.
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.