MSL Business Specialization

The Business specialization gives MSL students a grounding in domestic and international business law through classes such as Business Associations (the law governing internal management of business entities) and Bankruptcy (the law governing creditors’ rights). Our Center for Business Law is a hub of research and innovation. Depending on their individual interests, UC Law SF MSL students can take a variety of electives including data privacy, tax, contracts, compliance, and international business transactions.


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Sample Courses

Business Associations
China Business Law & Economic Rights
Commercial Contract Drafting
Contract Writing & Analysis
Corporate Finance
Employment Law
Financial Regulation
International Business Negotiation
Intellectual Property
Mergers & Acquisitions
Nonprofit Organizations
Real Estate Transactions
Securities Regulation
U.S. Taxation of Foreign Transactions & Investments
Venture Capital & Start-Up

View a course list and sample schedule for full-time or part-time students in the Business specialization.

*Please note that not all classes listed here are taught every year.