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Concentration Requirements

For students who wish to focus their studies in the area of Business and Entrepreneurship Law, the law school offers a sequenced curriculum leading to completion of the concentration.

Class of 2018 and later

(Note that, because the requirements transitioned in 2017, the Class of 2018 may fulfill the concentration through either the new or old curriculum.)

To complete the requirements of the concentration a student must:

Complete the following Required Courses (generally during the second year):

  • Business Organizations
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Enterprise Tax

Complete six (6) credits from the following menu of electives:

  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Broker/Dealer Regulation
  • Compliance Skills
  • Contract Drafting
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Employment Law
  • Essentials of Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Law of Cybersecurity and Data Protection
  • Legal Regulation of Investment Advisers
  • Legal Regulation of Investment Companies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports Law
  • Transactional Lawyering
  • Trusts and Estates

Complete a Practical Learning Experience:

  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, or
  • A co-op placement approved by the Concentration Director, or
  • Another comparable unpaid practical learning experience approved by the Concentration Director in writing, or 
  • For JD/MBA students, completion of the MBA requirements

The concentration requires an overall 2.5 minimum GPA. To receive "Honors" in the concentration, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better in the courses counted toward completion of the concentration.

Class of 2017 and earlier

To complete the requirements of the concentration a student must:

Complete the following Required Courses (generally during the second year):

Fall of student's second year:

  • Business Organizations
  • Federal Income Tax

Spring of student's second year:

  • Transactional Lawyering
  • Enterprise Tax

Complete a Practical Learning Experience (during the second or third year):

  • Completion of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, or
  • Completion of a co-op placement approved by the Concentration Director, or
  • Completion of another comparable unpaid practical learning experience approved by the Concentration Director in writing, or 
  • For JD/MBA students, completion of the MBA requirements

The concentration requires an overall 2.5 minimum GPA. To receive "Honors" in the concentration, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better in the courses counted toward completion of the concentration.

Please consult the course catalog for course descriptions and credit values.