Business, Corporate and Tax Law
As a business lawyer, you are an “engineer” of the legal system, creating business entities and drafting contracts that make the economy go. Focusing on business law will allow you to:
- practice law anywhere from Main Street to Wall Street, from a small town to an international business practice;
- help business clients navigate regulations, arrange financing and design strategies for new businesses; and
- work on transactions as diverse as microfinance in the developing world, helping entrepreneurs create a new startup business or handling multibillion-dollar, cross-border transactions.
You will also have the flexibility to work in general business practice or you can focus on a certain area like tax law, securities regulation or commercial law.
If you concentrate on business law, you will need to take these courses.
- Business Associations I
- Federal Income Taxation
- Accounting for Lawyers (recommended only for students who did not take college-level accounting)
Here are some courses that you should also consider. You should choose courses that interest you or that will further your career objectives.
- Taxation of Business Entities
- Business Associations II
- International Business Transactions
- Business Fundamentals for Lawyers
- Securities Regulation
- Securities Law Enforcement
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Payment Systems
- Sales & Leases
- Secured Transactions
- LARW III: How the Deals Get Done
- LARW III: Contract Drafting
- Business Law Seminar
- The Business Negotiator
- Agency & Partnership
Here are some courses that do not focus specifically on business law, but that are related to it.
- ADR Survey: Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration
- Negotiation Theory & Practice Practicum
Examples of past placement opportunities in business law include:
- Bimbo Bakeries USA
- Parkland Health & Hospital System