The Business Law LL.M. Certificate Program allows LL.M. students to receive recognition for successful completion of a course of study to prepare for professional practice as legal advisors to businesses, to business-oriented NGOs, and to government entities. The curricular program requires students to develop a background in fundamental areas of business law. Students completing the program will have breadth, expertise, and a foundation for professional practice.
The following are the requirements for the LL.M. Business Law Certificate.
The application deadline must be received no later than April 15, 2021, in the student’s graduating year if a student wishes to be acknowledged in the graduation material. Students can also submit the application for the LL.M. Business Law Certificate at any time following graduation and must be received no later than July 1, 2021.
In the event classes will be conducted online during the spring 2021 semester, we will email the certificates and mail a hard copy when campus is back in full operation.
Download the Business Law Certificate Application Form Here
Students who meet the following requirements will be awarded an LL.M. Certificate of Specialization in Business Law at graduation.
Completion of two of the following courses (we strongly recommend that students hoping to receive the Certificate take at least one core course in the Fall semester):
|250||Business Association (please note that this course is a prerequisite for many other business law courses and is strongly recommended)|
|256.81||Contracts and Sales for LL.M. Students|
|249.2||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|217||Law, Economics and Business Workshop|
|248.5||Mergers & Acquisitions|
Other Business Law Courses
Completion of at least eight 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. Students may also count up to two units categorized as “Intellectual Property and Technology Law” towards this requirement.
Requests for waivers or credit for courses not listed above should be sent to BCLB@law.berkeley.edu.
NOTE – Inquiries about certificate requirements should be sent to BCLB@law.berkeley.edu.