The Business and Entrepreneurial Law emphasis reflects the multidisciplinary nature of conducting business in compliance with a variety of modern laws and regulations. Students who complete the program are well-positioned to pursue careers as advisers to entrepreneurs, for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, whether in private practice or in an in-house legal department, or to serve in the public sector in agencies that regulate the activities of business organizations.

Students in the program benefit from a curriculum designed by faculty who have decades of experience as transactional lawyers. Emphasis students can take a variety of courses on cutting-edge business law topics, including Law School courses in diverse subject areas and interdisciplinary courses with law students and students from other academic units. The School of Law collaborates with the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. The emphasis includes a practical skills development component with a wide range of options, such as courses in Business Planning and Negotiating Mergers and Acquisitions, a clinical experience in the Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic and training in a Transactional Lawyering Skills lab course.

Course Offerings Include

Required courses designed to establish a solid grounding in:

  • Business Organizations
  • Tax Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Structured Finance
  • Accounting Principles

Elective courses from a menu that includes offerings across such subject areas as:

  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust and Competition Law 
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Debtor-Creditor Relations 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • International Business Transactions
  • Taxable and Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Partnership Tax 
  • Taxation of Business Organizations 
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations