J.D. Certificate Program in Business Law

This program allows students to explore a broad range of business-related topics to begin a successful career as a business lawyer. A graduate has a solid understanding of the basic principles of business and commercial law and is familiar with the increasingly complex regulatory environment that business lawyers commonly encounter in practice. The curriculum includes traditional subjects such as business organizations, securities regulation, and taxation. It also allows students to focus on individual interests by including an extensive array of elective courses such as E-Commerce, International Capital Markets, Employment Relationships, and Futures Regulation.

The Program requires a total of 24 credit hours emphasizing both theory and practice. Students must take three required courses, two courses from a list of core courses, additional courses from a list of elective courses, a specialized legal writing course, and must complete an experiential requirement.

If you think you may be interested in pursuing the Certificate, complete a Notice of Intent form. You do not have to complete the courses and semesters you will take at the time you file the Notice.

There is no deadline for submission of the Notice and there is no obligation to complete the program. Students who have submitted a Notice of Intent are given registration priority for some business-related courses and seminars. 

You must complete an online application for the Certificate in the first two weeks of your final semester.

Both the Notice of Intent and the Application forms are available online at the links below.

Business Law Certificate Notice of Intent

Application for the Certificate in Business Law

Program Requirements