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
222 Estate and Gift Taxation
224 International Taxation
228 Mergers and Acquisitions
232 Cybersecurity Law and Policy
238 Executive Compensation
240 Antitrust Law I
244 Television Law
249 Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
252 Business Torts
261 Employment Law
259 International Commercial Arbitration
271 International Business Transactions [3]
272 International Trade Law
286 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
380 State and Local Taxation
399 Advanced Real Estate Transactions
432 International and Comparative Sports Law
434 Accounting and Financial Skills for Lawyers
437 Telecommunications Regulation
446 Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
447 Corporate Finance - Securities Markets and Corporate Value
506 Advanced Topics in Corporate and Securities Law Seminar and Workshop
517 Taxation and Development
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
604 Accounting, Finance and the Law
606 Mergers and Acquisitions
646 Non-Profit Law Clinic: Advanced Research and Drafting
659 Comparative Corporate Law
660 Cities in Distress
662 A/B Topics in Advanced Copyright
681 What Drives Innovation
693 Companies, Food Systems and Public Health
745 Corporate Finance Transactions [6]
757 Insurance for Litigators
780 Tax Practice [2]
811 Practicum
900 Contract Design [9]
914 Advanced Legal Issues in Distressed Debt Investing [7]
915 Law and Economics
918 Directors and Officers Liability Insurance [8]

  • [1] A second transactional skills course may be counted as a Group B course.
    [2] Law 780, 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] Law 900. Contract Design, a two-unit course, meets half of a Group B requirement.
    [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.