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Business Concentration Requirements & Curriculum

Students must complete the required and elective courses designated below. With the approval of the Director of the Business Concentration, a tax or business course of at least two units, not included on the elective’s list, may be substituted. With prior written approval, the Concentration Director may vary the requirements of this program in individual cases for good cause.

A minimum of 12 units must be completed to qualify for the concentration.

Core Courses

Required Core CourseUnits
Business Associations 4
Additional Core Courses (complete one course)Units
Accounting for Lawyers 2
Bankruptcy 3
Commercial Law 3
Employment Law 3
Federal Income Taxation 3
Federal Securities Regulation 3
U.S. & International Sale of Goods 2 or 3

Note: If more than one course is completed, the additional course(s) will apply towards the elective requirement.

Elective Courses (complete three courses)

CourseUnits
Banking Law 2
Business Planning 3
Business Transactions: Art of the Deal 2
Commercial Real Estate Transactions 3
Employment Law Practice 2
Entrepreneurial Management 3
Estate & Gift Tax/Estate Planning 3
International Banking 2
International Investment Law 3
International Trade — Public Aspects 3
Practice Skills for Eminent Domain Lawyers 3
Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders 3
Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations 3
Taxation of Real Estate Transactions 3
U.S. Antitrust and International Competition Law 2
U.S. Taxation of International Transactions 3

Note: Field Placement with a business law focus (advanced written approval required).

Questions?

Contact Christine Manolakas, Director of the Business Law Concentration
Email | 916.739.7110