Curriculum & Course Planning

We offer over 150 different courses in and related to business law—ten times more courses than anyone can take.  There’s a huge amount of choice!  But that does make choosing difficult. You can also use the interactive Pathways tool.

Faculty Advice: Choosing Courses in Business Law Program

 Business Law Courses

Antitrust & General Regulation of Business

  • (LAW-692) Antitrust Law (3-4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-805) Law of Information Privacy (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-601) Administrative Law (3-4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-788) Federal Regulatory Process (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-872) Regulatory Law and Policy: Financial Regulation Reform (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-693) Advanced Antitrust:  Mergers (2 hrs.)

Banking, Financial Institutions & Insurance

  • (LAW-709B) Consumer Financial Services (2 hrs.) 
  • (LAW-724/857) Banking & Financial Institutions:  U.S. Regulation (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-726) Sem: International Financial Institutions (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-727) Banking & Financial Institutions:  International Regulation (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-658) Insurance Law (3 hrs.)

Business Entities, Securities & Finance

  • (LAW-611) Business Associations (4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-612) Securities Regulation (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-711) Mergers & Acquisitions (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-856) Corporate Finance (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-613) Advanced Corporate Law: Key Issues (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-613) Advanced Corporate Law: Corporate Governance (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-823) Mutual Fund & Investment Adviser Regulation (2-3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-743) Regulation of Derivatives (2-3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-833) International Regulation of Securities Markets (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-874) Law of Venture Capital / Private Equity (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795TX) Taxation of Business Entities (formerly two classes: Partnership Tax and Corporate Tax) (3hrs.)
  • (LAW-852) Law of Non-Profit Organizations: Taxation of Non-Profits (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795Z) Leading & Counseling Non-Profit Organizations (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-704) Sem: Business Planning/Securities Regulation (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-768) Community and Economic Development Clinic (7 hrs/yr.)

Commercial Law & Bankruptcy

  • (LAW-504) Contracts (4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-839) Sales (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-616) Negotiable Instruments (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-840) Secured Transactions (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-627) Creditors' Rights in Bankruptcy (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-625) Corporate Bankruptcy (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795) Research Seminar in Bankruptcy (2-3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-752) Civil Advocacy Clinic (3-4 hrs.)
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Course (Planned for AY 2018–2019)

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

  • (LAW-501) Civil Procedure (4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-706) Advanced Civil Procedure: Complex Litigation (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-673) Remedies (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-621) Conflict of Laws (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-633) Evidence (4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-717) Sem: Advanced Evidence (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-695) Civil Trial Advocacy (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-649) Pre-Trial Civil Litigation (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-968) Trial Advocacy: Evidentiary Foundations & Objections (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-913) Trial Advocacy: Advanced Evidence in Digital Courtroom (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-749) Sem: White Collar Crime (2–3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-847) Appellate Advocacy (2-3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-614) Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-651) Lawyer Bargaining (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-752) Civil Advocacy Clinic (3-4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-677) International Litigation and Arbitration (3 hrs.)

Employment & Labor Relations

  • (LAW-664) Employment & Labor Law: The Employment Relationship (3 hrs.)
  •  (LAW-745) Pension & Employee Benefit Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-747) Advanced Labor Law: Public & Private (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-669) International Labor & Employment Law (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-668) Employment Discrimination (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-691) Sex-Based Discrimination (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-655) Immigration Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-976) Business Immigration Law (2 hrs.)
  •  (LAW-967) Immigration Issues: Family & Employment (2 hrs.)
  •  (LAW-775) Labor Migration in Global Economy (3 hrs.)

Entrepreneurship

  • (LAW-611) Business Associations  (4 hrs.)
  •  (LAW-840) Secured Transactions (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-647) Federal Personal Income Tax (4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-849) Legal Drafting: Corporate (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-849) Legal Drafting: Contracts (2 hrs.) 
  • (LAW-612) Securities Regulation (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-874) Law of Venture Capital / Private Equity (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-856) Corporate Finance (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-672) Law & Accounting (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-651) Lawyer Bargaining (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-639A) Taxation of Business Entities
  • (LAW-704) Sem: Business Planning/Securities Regulation (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-768) Community Economic Development Clinic (7 hrs/yr.)
  • (LAW 990) International Business Negotiations (2-3 hrs.)

Field Components/Law Clinics/Research

  • (LAW-752) Civil Advocacy Clinic (3-4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-758) Intellectual Property Clinic (7 hrs./yr.)
  • (LAW-762) Tax Clinic (3 hrs./semester)
  • (LAW-768) Community Economic Development Clinic (7 hrs/yr.)

General Business Law

  • (LAW-581) U.S. Business Law (3 hrs.) (LLM only)
  • (LAW-504) U.S. Contracts (LLM only)
  • (LAW-672) Law & Accounting (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-632) Law & Economics (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-581) U.S. Business Law (3 hrs.) (LLM only)
  • (LAW-504) U.S. Contracts (LLM only)
  • (LAW-672) Law & Accounting (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-632) Law & Economics (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-581) U.S. Business Law (3 hrs.) (LLM only)
  • (LAW-504) U.S. Contracts (LLM only)
  • (LAW-672) Law & Accounting (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-632) Law & Economics (2 hrs.)

Intellectual Property

  • (LAW-670) Introduction to
  • Intellectual Property Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-925) Intellectual Property Management (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-623) Copyright (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-924) Advanced Copyright Law & Policy (2-3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-698) International & Comparative Copyright Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-962A) Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Agreements
  • (LAW-688) Patent Law and Regulations (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-855) Patent Prosecution (2 hrs.)  
  • (LAW-604) Patent & Trademark Appeals Before the Federal Circuit (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-963) International & Comparative Patent Law(2 hrs.)  
  • (LAW-609) US Trademark Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795TM) Trademark Practice & Procedure (1 hr.)
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  • (LAW-646) International Trademark Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-667) Law in the Information Society (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-667A) Intellectual Property in Cyberspace (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-896) Law and the Visual Arts (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-758) Intellectual Property Clinic (8 hrs./yr.)
  • (LAW-962B) Patent Litigation (2 hrs.)

International & Comparative Business Law

General Courses

  • (LAW-619) Comparative Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-660) International Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-621) Conflict of Laws (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795) Global Corruption & the Rule of Law (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW 990) International Business Negotiations (2-3 hrs.)

International Trade Regulation

  • (LAW-657) International Trade Law I (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-969) International Trade Law II (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-809) The United States Trade Regime (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795EX) U.S. Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • (LAW-817) International Trade Policy and Practice (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-817) Advanced Issues in International Trade Policy (2-3 hrs.)
  • Trade Development
  • (LAW-950) Regional Free Trade Agreements (3 hrs.)
  •  (LAW-734) Investment, Trade & Human Rights (3 hrs.)

International Transactions

  • (LAW-661) International Business Transactions (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-736) Sem: International Contract Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-973) International Contracts & Sales (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW795IV) Advanced Research:  International Investment Law Seminar
  • (LAW-986) Comparative Secured Transactions (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-634) Legal Aspects of Foreign Direct Investment (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-653) International Finance Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795DB) International Debt Workouts
  • (LAW-679) International Law of Foreign Investment (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-841) International Project Finance (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795ZZ) International Investment Law & Policy

International Banking & Finance

  • (LAW-726) Sem: International Financial Institutions (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-727) Banking & Financial Institutions:  International Regulation (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-726) Development, Finance, the World Bank, and IFIs (2 hrs.)

International Intellectual Property

  • (LAW-845) Cultural Property Law (2 hrs.)

    (LAW-963) International & Comparative Patent Law (2 hrs.)

  • (LAW-646) International & Comparative Trademark Law (3 hrs.)

  • (LAW-698) International & Comparative Copyright Law (3 hrs.)

Other International Regulations of Business

  • (LAW-699) International & Comparative Antitrust Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-833) International Regulation of Securities Markets (2 hrs.)
  • LAW-624) US International Taxation (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-746) Comparative Tax (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-808) International Business & Human Rights (2 hrs.)

International Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

  • (LAW-677) International Litigation & Arbitration (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-789) International Commercial Arbitration:  U.S. and Comparative Perspectives (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-738) Sem: International Courts (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-675) Transnational Litigation (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-954) Dispute Res. Under Regional Free Trade Agreements (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-972) Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795DR) International Dispute Resolution Involving Sovereigns (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-789) International Commercial Arbitration:  Advocacy (2 hrs.)

Real Estate

  • (LAW-518) Property (4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-671) Land Transfer and Finance (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-730) Land Use Planning and Practice (3-4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-731) Sem: Real Estate Planning (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-957) Real Estate Development (2-3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-710) Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-768) Community Economic Development Clinic (8 hrs/yr.)

Regulated Industries

Communications, Media, and Electronic Commerce

  • (LAW-810) Communications Law (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-875) International Telecommunications (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-828) Sem: Space Law/Satellite Communications (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-683) Media Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-642) Entertainment Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-667) Intellectual Property in Cyberspace (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-836) Computer Crime (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-846) E-Commerce Law & Drafting (2 hrs.)

Energy

  • (LAW-630) Regulation of Energy (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-685) Oil and Gas Law (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795IE) International Energy Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795EN) Advanced Topics in Energy Law (2 hrs.)

Health Care

  • (LAW-640) Health Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-648) Food & Drug Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-719B) Health Care Fraud & Abuse (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-719F) Health Information Privacy and Data Security (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-719) Advanced Topics in Health Law (writing seminar) (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795HC) Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Practicum (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-744) Bioethics and Regulation of Human Subjects Research (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-719A) Health Law Legislative and Regulatory Process (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-719C) Medical Liability (2 hrs.)

Other Regulated Industries

  • (LAW-674) Sports Law (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-674) Law of Professional Sports (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795AS) Law of Amateur Sports (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-885) Construction Law
  • (LAW-654B) Government Contracts:  Performance
  • (LAW-858) Aviation Law: Domestic & International Aspects (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-828) Sem: Space Law/Satellite Communications (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795ER) Regulation of Emerging Robotics Automation & Artificial Intelligence

Tax

  • (LAW-647) Federal Personal Income Tax (4 hrs.)
  • (LAW-639A) Taxation of Business Entities
  • (LAW-624) US International Taxation (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-745) Pension & Employee Benefit Law (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-746) Advanced Tax Policy & Problems (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-852) Law of Non-Profit Organizations: Taxation of Non-Profits (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-645) Federal Estate and Gift Tax (3 hrs.)
  • (LAW-768) Community Economic Development Clinic (8 hrs/yr.)
  • (LAW-762) Janet R. Spragens Tax Clinic (3 hrs./semester)
  • (LAW-746) Comparative Tax Seminar (3 hrs.)

Data Privacy

  • (LAW 667) Cyber Law (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW 719F) Health Care Privacy, Security, Data Protection (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-795CO) Computers & the Law (2 hrs.)
  • (LAW-805-001) Law of Information Privacy (2 hrs.) 

Government Contracts

  • (LAW-654) Government Contracts (3 hrs.)
(LAW-654A) Government Contracts: Formation

  (LAW-654B) Government Contracts: Performance