Business and Finance-related Curriculum

GW Law’s comprehensive and rigorous curriculum prepares students for practicing in all areas of law and policy, and is uniquely poised through its location, faculty, and connections to offer students insight into the world of economics and finance. The following courses selected from a recent curriculum closely reflect the mission and scope of C-LEAF. Students should work closely with the Office of Student Affairs and members of the faculty to build a schedule appropriate to their needs and interests. Learn more about the available GW Law courses.

All J.D. students are required to take Contracts I and II. Other business and finance-related courses, such as Corporations and Securities Regulation, are often recommended to J.D. candidates as they introduce students to material that is considered by most lawyers (including bar examiners) to be part of the lawyer's basic toolkit. The following list represents the C-LEAF faculty's views as to additional courses to be considered by those wishing to advance within the fields of business and finance.

Learn more about GW Law's innovative LL.M. program in Business and Finance.

Recommended for those hoping to practice in the business and finance area:

Securities Regulation
Corporate Finance
Secured Transactions
Banking Law
International Business Transactions
International Finance
Law and Accounting

Advanced courses related to business and finance:

Takeovers and Tender Offers
Venture Capital Law
Regulation of Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers
Regulation of Derivatives
Corporation Law Seminar
Securities Law Seminar
Corporate Reorganization Seminar
Employee Benefit Plans
Commercial Paper - Payment Systems
Creditors’ Rights and Debtors’ Protection
Consumer Protection Law
Agency and Partnership
Business Planning
Federal Income Taxation
Corporate Taxation
Partnership and LLC Taxation
International Taxation
Nonprofit Organizations: Law and Taxation
Modern Real Estate Transactions
Land Use Law
Law of Real Estate Financing
White Collar Crime
Antitrust Law
Trade and Sustainable Development
International Anti-Money Laundering
International Competition Law Regime
International Commercial Law
International Trade
Advanced International Trade
Law of the European Union
U.S. Export Control Law and Regulation
International Banking
Foreign Direct Investment
International Project Finance
Chinese Business Law
International Arbitration
Introduction to Transnational Islamic Law
International Negotiations
Trade Remedy Law
International Business Transactions Seminar
Law and Economics


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