LL.M. Specializations in Business Law

Specialization Requirements

To be awarded the specialization in any of the four Business Law Tracks listed below, students must maintain a B- (2.7) grade average in courses taken for the specialization.

Visit our course list for descriptions of the courses below. for detailed descriptions of the courses listed below. Prospective students should bear in mind that, due to curriculum scheduling and faculty availability, not every class listed is taught each year. This is most often true in the case of seminar courses. A sufficient number of courses will be available to enable those students who choose to specialize to satisfy the specialization requirements.

Bankruptcy Track

Required Courses:

  • 220. Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
  • 230. Business Associations
  • 248. Business Bankruptcy or 250. Secured Transactions
  • Plus at least one course from Group A

Group A (At least one of the following is required):

  • 248. Business Bankruptcy (if not taken as a Required Course)
  • 250. Secured Transactions (if not taken as a Required Course)
  • 252. Business Torts
  • 370. International Finance
  • 403. Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • 407. Intellectual Property: Law and Strategy
  • 491. Transactional Lawyering: A Competitive Approach
  • 575. Seminar: Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Empiricism
  • 604. Seminar: Accounting, Finance and the Law
  • 745. Clinical: Secured Financing Transactions
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Business Law Track

Required Courses:

  • 220. Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
  • 230. Business Associations
  • At least one Group A course and one additional course from Group A or Group B

Group A (At least one course is required):

  • M209. Real Estate Finance
  • 236. Securities Regulation
  • 248. Business Bankruptcy
  • 250. Secured Transactions
  • 291. Taxation of Business Enterprises

Group B (Sum of courses selected in Groups A and B must equal at least two):

  • 208. Taxation of Property Transactions
  • 219. Tax Practice
  • 222. Estate and Gift Taxation
  • 224. Taxation in a Global Economy
  • 225. Advanced Business Tax Problems
  • 231. Advanced Corporation Law
  • M239. Elements of Economic Organization
  • 240. Antitrust Law I
  • 249. Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 252. Business Torts
  • 259. International Commercial Arbitration
  • 271. International Business Transactions
  • 272. International Trade Law
  • M286. Land Use Regulation
  • 302. Copyright Law
  • 303. Music Industry Law
  • 304. International Intellectual Property
  • 305. Entertainment Law
  • 306. Patent Law
  • 307. Intellectual Property Law
  • 327. Communications Law and Policy
  • 348. European Union Law
  • 362. Investment Companies and Investment Advisors
  • 363. Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • 380. State and Local Taxation
  • 399. Advanced Real Estate Transactions
  • 403. Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • 407. Intellectual Property: Law and Strategy
  • 434. Real Estate Financial Analysis
  • 445. Real Estate Social Entrepreneurship
  • 447. Corporate Finance - Securities Markets and Corporate Value
  • 491. Transactional Lawyering: A Competitive Approach
  • 501. Seminar: Tax Policy -- Tax and Democracy
  • 521. Seminar: Topics in Corporate Governance
  • 525. Seminar: Patent Intensive
  • 543. Seminar: Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
  • 575. Seminar: Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Empiricism
  • 604. Seminar: Accounting, Finance and the Law
  • 605. Seminar: Introduction to Financial Markets and Regulation
  • 606. Seminar: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 622. Seminar: Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
  • 641. Seminar: Contract Theory
  • 709. Clinical: Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • 744. Clinical: Mergers and Acquisitions Transaction Planning
  • 745. Clinical: Secured Financing Transactions
  • 811. Arbitration Practicum
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Securities Regulation Track

Required Courses:

  • 220. Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
  • 230. Business Associations
  • 236. Securities Regulation
  • Plus at least one course from Group A

Group A (At least one of the following is required):

  • 231. Advanced Corporation Law
  • 343. Complex Financing Transactions
  • 362. Investment Companies and Investment Advisors
  • 392. Lifecycle of a Corporation
  • 403. Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • 435. Law and Entrepreneurship
  • 491. Transactional Lawyering: A Competitive Approach
  • 604. Seminar: Accounting, Finance and the Law
  • 605. Seminar: Regulation of the Securities Market Structure
  • 606. Seminar: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 622. Seminar: Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
  • 744. Clinical: Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction Planning
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Tax Track

Required Courses:

  • 220. Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
  • 230. Business Associations
  • 291. Taxation of Business Enterprises
  • Plus at least one course from Group A

Group A (At least one of the following is required):

  • 208. Taxation of Property Transactions
  • 219. Tax Practice
  • 222. Estate and Gift Taxation
  • 224. Taxation in a Global Economy
  • 225. Advanced Business Tax Problems
  • 249. Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 363. Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • 380. State and Local Taxation
  • 390. Advanced Estate Planning
  • 403. Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
  • 433. Income Taxation of Entertainers, Athletes, and Artists
  • 491. Transactional Lawyering: A Competitive Approach
  • 501. Seminar: Tax Policy -- Tax and Democracy
  • 543. Seminar: Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
  • 604. Seminar: Accounting, Finance and the Law
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