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Area of Concentration


Business law basics are essential to the success of any lawyer, law firm, company, entrepreneur, and in negotiating and drafting the documents for any transaction.

The Area of Concentration in Business Law Practice enables students who are interested in business, entrepreneurship and transactional practice to obtain a solid foundation in the core areas of Business Organizations and Business Planning. Students will also get practical experience through internships, pro bono work and practicum courses. There is a scholarly writing requirement that is designed to serve as a writing sample


This area of concentration focuses on lawyering skills critical to effective practice in the areas of negotiation as well as applied reasoning and creative problem solving. There are a wide variety of course electives that students can take, which gives students some flexibility with nearly 30 different course offerings including:

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Advanced Contracts: Theory & Application
  • Advanced Negotiation
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Planning
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Contract Drafting
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Deal Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employee Benefit & ERISA
  • Entertainment Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Labor Law
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Licensing
  • New Media Rights Clinic
  • Patent Law
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports Law
  • Trademark Clinic
  • Trademark Law


Application form for the Business Law and Practice area of concentration.


For additional information, contact Professor Catherine Hardee,