Business and Corporate Law Classes

  • Credits for concentration: 18
  • Grade point average in concentration courses of 2.5 is required in order to obtain the Concentration
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • To receive the concentration, you must submit an application during Spring Semester of your graduating year. Applications are due by April 1 of your graduating year.

Required Courses

  • Corporations
  • Corporate Tax (Tax II)
  • Securities Regulation


List of acceptable Business and Corporate Law concentration classes
  • Advanced Business Planning*
  • Advanced Chapter 11 Reorganization
  • Advanced Corporate Tax Problems*
  • Advanced Corporate Transaction Skills
  • Agency, Partnership, and the LLC
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Planning
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions in Emerging Markets
  • Business Transactions in the People's Republic of China
  • Contract Drafting (previously named Legal Drafting)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance Seminar
  • Corporate Innovation and Legal Policy
  • Corporate Reorganizations*
  • Deals
  • European Union Commercial Law
  • Finance and Accounting for Lawyers
  • High Tech Start-ups
  • In-House Corporate Counseling
  • Innovations, Markets and Financial Regulation
  • Intellectual Property and Business
  • International Asia-Pacific Commercial Arbitration
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Contracts
  • International Sales
  • International Taxation*
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Securities Litigation
  • Tax Planning Lab
  • Taxes and Business Strategy
  • UCC: Sales
  • UCC: Secured Transactions
  • Valuation*
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • White Collar Crime

You may only elect a maximum of 3 credits from the following to count toward the concentration:

  • Corporate Counsel Externship (previously named Corporate Counsel Internship Program)
  • Corporate Tech Externship (previously named Tech Entrepreneur Law Clinic)

Students in this program may apply up to 6 credits from a graduate school of business toward the JD degree (Academic Rules I.A.3.), but not as a substitute for the Business and Corporate Law Concentration requirements.

Note: Please plan carefully. Some courses have prerequisites. Courses may not be offered each year. Some courses have limited enrollment.

*Advanced Tax course: Enrollment of JD students must be approved by Graduate and International Programs (Warren Hall 207).


Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715


Mon. 8:30-6:30 p.m.
Tue. 8:30- 5 p.m.
Wed. 9:30-5 p.m.
Thur., Fri. 8:30-5 p.m.

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