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Business Law Certificate Requirements

The Business Law Certificate Program is designed to further the interests of students in a business or transactional practice and prepare them for careers in business law, which at any given time may be in practice, in business, with state or federal agencies, or as inside counsel for private companies. To earn the Business Law certificate, students must take a combination of required and elective courses totaling at least 23 credits as follows.

Required Courses:
Business Associations (4 credits)
Federal Income Taxation (4 credits)

Advanced-Level Business Courses (minimum of 1 course)
     Business Taxation (4 credits)
     Business & Corporate Law: Seminar on Current Issues (3 credits) 
     Mergers and Acquisitions (3 credits)
     Securities Regulation Law (3 credits)

Commercial Law Courses: (minimum of 1 course)
     Negotiable Instruments (1 credit)
     Payment Systems (2-3 credits)
     Sales (3 credits)
     Secured Transactions (3 credits)

Simulation, Skills or Clinic Courses:  (minimum of 1 course)
     Business Planning (3 credits)
     Contract Drafting (2-3 credits) 
     Income Tax Clinic (2 credits)
     Real Estate Transaction Drafting (2 credits)
     Transactional Clinic (4-6 credits)

Electives: (minimum of 2 courses from above lists or the following)
     Antitrust (3 credits)
     Banking Law (3 credits) 
     Consumer Protection (3 credits)
     Debtor-Creditor Law (3 credits) 
     Employment Law (3 credits)
     Health Law—Intro (3 credits)
     Intellectual Property Courses
          Patent Law (3 credits)
          Copyright Law (3 credits)
          Introduction to Intellectual Property (3 credits)
          Intellectual Property Licensing (3 credits)
          Trademark & Unfair Competition (2-3 credits) 
     International Trade (3 credits)
     Internships (Insurance or Securities) 
     Negotiations (2 credits) 
     Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
     Real Estate Transactions (3 credits)
     Interdisciplinary Courses in the CBPA (up to 6 credits), e.g ., MBA 242 (Introduction    
         to Accounting) (3 credits) as approved by the Joint Degree Advisor

Last Modified: 2/5/2015 2:28:00 PM by Ann Van Hemert