Business Law and Policy Specialization

Business Law Track Requirements

  • Three or four foundation courses in the second year (preferably in the first semester).
  • At least three Group A courses (basic courses for students intending to enter general business practice).
  • One Group B course, so that the total of courses chosen between Group A and Group B equals at least four.
  • At least one transactional skills course (preferably in the third year). A second transactional skills course may be counted as a Group B course.  

Please Note: Course offerings may vary from year to year.

Group B Courses (one, totaling with Group A at least four courses [1])
Course # Course Name
208 Taxation of Property Transactions
219 Tax Practice [2]
222 Estate and Gift Taxation
224 Taxation in a Global Economy
228 Mergers and Acquisitions
231 Advanced Corporation Law
232 Cybersecurity Law and Policy
238 Executive Compensation
M239 Elements of Economic Organization
240 Antitrust Law I
244 Television Law
249 Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
252 Business Torts
259 International Commercial Arbitration
271 International Business Transactions [3]
272 International Trade Law
M286 Land Use
302 Copyright Law [4]
303 Music Industry Law
304 International Intellectual Property
305 Entertainment Law [4]
306 Patent Law [4]
307 Intellectual Property
327 Communications Law and Policy [4]
348 European Union Law [5]
362 Investment Companies and Investment Advisors
363 Tax-Exempt Organizations
372 Motion Picture Financing: Traditional and Emerging Methods
380 State and Local Taxation
399 Advanced Real Estate Transactions
407 Intellectual Property: Law and Strategy
434 Real Estate Financial Analysis
435 Law and Entrepreneurship
437 Telecommunications Regulation
445 Social Entrepreneurship, Housing and Sustainability
446 Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
447 Corporate Finance - Securities Markets and Corporate Value
501 Tax Policy: Tax and Democracy
521 Topics in Corporate Governance
525 Patent Intensive [4]
543 Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
560 Regulation of the Business Firm: Theory and Practice
575 A/B Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Empiricism
604 Accounting, Finance and the Law
605 Regulation of the Securities Market Structure
606 Mergers and Acquisitions
622 Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
641 Contract Theory
681 What Drives Innovation?
646 Non-Profit Law Drafting
745 Corporate Finance Transactions [6]
811 Practicum
914 Advanced Legal Issues in Distressed Debt Investing [7]
918 Directors and Officers Liability Insurance [8]

  • [1] A second transactional skills course may be counted as a Group B course.
    [2] Law 219, Tax Practice, a one-unit course, meets half of a Group B requirement. 
    [3] Law 271, International Business Transactions, is both a Group B course and a transactional skills course, but for a particular student, it can count as either a Group B course or a transactional skills course but not both.

    [4] Available as a Group B course only for students who are taking three Group A courses.
    [5] The one-unit version of Law 348, European Law, only meets half of a Group B requirement. 
    [6] Law 745, Corporate Finance Transactions, is both a Group B course and a transactional skills course, but for a particular student, it can count as either a Group B course or a transactional skills course but not both.

    [7] Law 914, Advanced Legal Issues in Distressed Debt Investing, is a one-unit course and meets half of a Group B requirement.
    [8] Law 918, Directors and Officers Liability Insurance, is a one-unit course and meets half of a Group B requirement.
    [9] Although Law 709 may be used to satisfy the transactional skills requirement in the Business Law track, its simulation exercises are set in a variety of legal and non-legal, commercial and non-commercial, contexts that do not require specialized knowledge of any particular body of substantive law.

    [10] Law 709. Negotiation Theory and Practice and Law 972. Negotiation Theory and Practice (J-Term) are the same course. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.