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General and Specialized Business Law Tracks

The Business Law Program is designed to allow students the flexibility to acquire broad knowledge of general business law topics or specialization in a targeted business law field.

Below are some sample tracks that can be pursued to achieve different levels of breadth or depth in a student's customized curriculum. Given the modular design of the business law curriculum, many other combinations are possible to suit a student's interests.

Any questions concerning these and other tracks may be directed to the Academic Director, Prof. Donald Scotten.

General Corporate Track (including M&A and Capital Markets)


  • Fundamental Courses
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Business for Lawyers
  • Core Elective Courses
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Specialized Elective Courses
  • Deals
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation

Tax Track


  • Fundamental Courses
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Core Elective Courses
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Specialized Elective Courses
  • Business Planning I: Structuring and Financing the New Enterprise
  • Partnerships and LLCs

Financing/Bankruptcy Tracks


  • Fundamental Courses
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Business for Lawyers
  • Core Elective Courses
  • Corporate Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Securities Regulation
  • Specialized Elective Courses
  • Secured Transactions
  • Partnerships and LLCs
  • Transactional Practice - The Syndicated Loan Agreement
  • Deals

Real Estate Track


  • Fundamental Courses
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Business for Lawyers
  • Core Elective Courses
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Bankruptcy
  • Specialized Elective Courses
  • Real Estate Law and Business I (Transactions)
  • Real Estate Law and Business II (Finance)
  • Real Estate Transactions Problems
  • Real Estate Finance Problems
  • Land Use Controls

Media and Entertainment Track


  • Mandatory Courses
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Business for Lawyers
  • Core Elective Courses
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Specialized Elective Courses
  • Entertainment Law
  • Digital Media Transactions
  • Business Planning I: Structuring and Financing a New Enterprise
  • Dealmaking in the Entertainment Industry
  • Entertainment Practicum

Technology Track


  • Mandatory Courses
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Business for Lawyers
  • Core Elective Courses
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Specialized Elective Courses
  • Deals
  • Technology Transactions
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • Venture Capital Law & Finance

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Tuesday, February 5
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