Concentrations

With the exception of the courses marked as "Required," and subject to degree requirements, candidates for the LL.M. in Business and Finance Law are free to design their own curriculum. Below are recommendations for students interested in concentrating in the areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Finance Law, Securities and Regulation, or International Business and Trade Law.

Recommended courses generally will also include Contracts I and II (with the permission of the program director) for students who have not completed equivalent coursework. Corporations is required for students not holding a U.S. law degree (if they have not completed equivalent coursework).

Concentration in Commercial Law
Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Secured Transactions (6280) 2 or 3 credits
Banking Law (6290) 3 credits
International Business Transactions (6522) 3 credits
Commercial Paper - Payment Systems (6282) 2 or 3 credits
E-Commerce (6283) 2 credits
Creditors' Rights and Debtors' Protection (6284) 3 or 4 credits
Business Bankruptcy and Recognition (6285) 3 credits
Consumer Protection Law (6286) 3 credits
International Commercial law (6524) 2 credits
International Banking (6542) 2 credits

Concentration in Corporate Law
Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Securities Regulation (6252) 3 credits
Corporate Finance (6254) 2 or 3 credits
Takeovers and Tender Offers (6256) 2 credits
Venture Capital Law (6259) 2 credits
Corporation Law Seminar (6262) 2 credits
Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization (6285) 3 credits
Employee Benefit Plans (6272) 2 credits
Unincorporated Business Organizations and Agency Law (6294) 2 credits
Business Planning (6296) 2 or 3 credits
Corporate Taxation (6302) 3 credits
Partnership and LLC Taxation (6304) 2 or 3 credits
Nonprofit Organizations: Law and Taxation (6314) 2 credits
Law and Accounting (6602) 2 or 3 credits

Concentration in Finance Law
Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Securities Regulation (6252) 3 credits
Corporate Finance (6254) 2 or 3 credits
Secured Transaction (6280) 2 or 3 credits
Banking Law (6290) 3 credits
Venture Capital Law (6259) 2 credits
Creditors' Rights and Debtors' Protection (6284) 3 or 4 credits
Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization (6285) 3 credits
Business Planning (6296) 2 or 3 credits
Insurance (6298) 2 or 3 credits
Corporate Taxation (6302) 3 credits
International Taxation (6312) 2 or 3 credits
Law of Real Estate Financing (6334) 2 credits
International Anti-Money Laundering (6521) 3 credits
International Finance (6541) 3 credits
Foreign Direct Investment (6544) 2 credits
International Project Finance (6545) 2 credits
Introduction to Transnational Islamic Law (6557) 2 credits
Law and Accounting (6602) 2 or 3 credits

Concentration in Securities Regulation
Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Securities Regulation (6252) 3 credits
Takeovers and Tender Offers (6256)
Venture Capital Law (6259)
Regulation of Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers (6260) 2 credits
Regulation of Derivatives (6261) 2 credits
Securities Law Seminar (6264) 2 credits
Business Planning (6296) 2 or 3 credits
Corporate Taxation (6302) 3 credits
White Collar Crime (6364) 2 or 3 credits
Law and Accounting (6602) 2 or 3 credits

Concentration in International Business and Trade Law
Corporations (6250) 4 credits
Admiralty (6293) 3 credits
International Taxation (6312) 2 or 3 credits
Antitrust Law (6402) 3 credits
Trade and Sustainable Development (6435) 2 credits
International Anti-Money Laundering (6521) 3 credits
International Business Transactions (6522) 3 credits
International Competition Law Regime (6523) 2 credits
International Commercial Law (6524) 2 credits
International Trade Law (6526) 2 or 3 credits
Advanced International Trade Law (6527) 2 or 3 credits
Law of the European Union (6534) 2, 3, or 4 credits
International Finance (6541) 3 credits
International Banking (6542) 2 credits
Foreign Direct Investment (6544) 2 credits
International Project Finance (6545) 2 credits
Chinese Business Law (6549) 2 credits
U.S. Export Control Law and Regulation (6553) 2 credits
International Arbitration (6556) 2 credits
Introduction to Transnational Islamic Law (6557) 2 credits
International Negotiations (6558) 2 credits
Trade Remedy Law (6563) 2 credits
International Business Transactions Seminar (6564) 2 credits


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