The Business Law Program at University College of Law offers extraordinary curricular, scholarly, and extra-curricular opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
CURRICULUM IN LAW AND BUSINESS
With over 150 courses touching every area of business law, the breadth of the Business Law Program is unparalleled. Whether students seek a foundation in basic business law or intend to focus on a particular field, the Business Law Program offers courses in numerous practice areas, including:
• Banking & Financial Institutions
• Commercial Law & Bankruptcy
• Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
• Corporate Finance and Securities
• Employment & Labor Relations
• Intellectual Property
• International & Comparative Business Law
• Real Estate
• Regulated Industries
Clinical Program. The law school boasts a Clinical Program that is indisputably among the best in the world. Students have the opportunity to begin to practice law under the supervision of the faculty and are exposed to the many dimensions of layering including client counseling, transactional work, litigation, and administrative and legislative advocacy. Several clinics offer extensive work for students interested in business-related fields.
In the Community and Economic Development Clinic, students use the tools of corporate lawyers to empower neighborhood-based and other small organizations in undeserved communities. Work includes drafting articles of incorporation and organizing limited liability companies, cooperative associations, and nonprofit organizations; negotiating and drafting contracts; assisting in financing; and advising on corporate governance.
Students in the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic represent individual taxpayers in judicial cases and administrative controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and hone the skills fundamental to any tax or business practice.
Studying law in Washington, D.C. provides students with unique opportunities to integrate practical experience with theory. Through the Supervised Externship Program, students may earn academic credit for doing legal work at institutions including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, as well as countless other organizations that focus on U.S. and international business. Qualified students may also complete for-credit fieldwork at some of these agencies.