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Business Law Program

Area of Study in Business Law

Gain the skills you need to successfully practice business law. You will study the law as it pertains to the following:

  • Corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
  • Federal income taxation of individuals and businesses
  • Payment systems and secured transactions

You will also explore bankruptcy, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations, and business planning.

In order to receive an Area of Study in Business Law, you must complete each of the following courses with a grade of B- or higher.

Required courses

  • Business Associations
  • Taxation of Individuals
  • Taxation of Businesses
  • Basic Uniform Commercial Code

Elective courses (Choose two for a minimum of 6 credits)

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Planning
  • International Business Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Regulations 

An audited course cannot be used to satisfy an area of study requirement.

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More on the Business Law Area of Study

“A business is an entrepreneur’s dream. In a real sense, transactional lawyers are in the business of helping to protect and steward people’s dreams.”
— Professor Rodney Chrisman

“I truly appreciate the faculty in the business law area. They bring a variety of field experience to the classroom and have the ability to translate legal terms and theory into real-world practice.”
— Joshua Pearce ’15