Business Law


Many of our students pursue careers as business lawyers in corporate law firms or in-house positions.  “Business law” means overlapping areas of practice that focus on assisting clients with (1) business transactions, (2) entity governance, (3) compliance, or (4) prospective management of legal, litigation, and other risk.  Other terms that are frequently used to describe this area of legal practice are transactional or corporate law.

The Business Law Concentration gives students the opportunity to prepare for a career in business law through core classes, relevant electives, and a capstone class. The core courses are Business Associations (the law governing internal management of business entities), Bankruptcy or Secured Transactions (the law governing creditors’ rights), and Securities Regulation (the law governing investment transactions and securities markets). Qualifying electives cover a wide range of topics, including tax, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance. As a capstone course, students take one of the following: Startup Legal Garage (Corporate Module), Social Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Clinic, or the Research Seminar in Law & Economics.

How to Enroll

To enroll in the concentration, you must complete a Concentrated Studies Application. After obtaining the necessary signatures, submit the form to the Office of the Registrar. To ensure that your concentration is listed in the commencement program, submit the application no later than the first week of classes of the semester in which you plan to graduate.

Please see the Course Catalog for the most updated information about each concentration’s requirements, including required and qualifying classes. If you have questions, please reach out to the Concentration Advisor.

Advisor: Abe Cable

Total units required: 22



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Abraham Cable

Professor of Law; Faculty Director of Online Education; Interim Faculty Director, Center for Business Law
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Jodi Short

Mary Kay Kane Professor of Law
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