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
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
259 International Commercial Arbitration
271 International Business Transactions [3]
272 International Trade Law
M286 Land Use
302 Copyright Law [4]
303 Music Industry Law
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
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
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
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.