Business and Finance Law Courses

This practice area concentrates on the legal rules governing the formation, organization, financing, and operation of most modern businesses. Corporations is both a basic course and a prerequisite to many of the advanced courses in this field. Both it and Secured Transactions are recommended for all law students. Law and Accounting is recommended for all law students with interest in business and finance law who have not had previous exposure to accounting. Securities Regulation and Corporate Finance are two other courses that are particularly key. Business Planning, while an advanced course, offers an opportunity to study corporate, securities, and tax law in a single offering.


Courses

Foundation Courses

  • Corporations (6250)
  • Securities Regulation (6252)
  • Corporate Finance (6254)
  • Secured Transactions (6280)
  • Secured Transactions and Commercial Paper (6281)
  • Banking Law (6290)
  • International Business Transactions (6522)
Advanced Courses
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (6256)
  • Venture Capital Law (6259)
  • Regulation of Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers (6260)
  • Regulation of Derivatives (6261)
  • Corporation Law Seminar (6262)**
  • Securities Law Seminar (6264)**
  • Employee Benefit Plans (6272)
  • Commercial Paper—Payment Systems (6282)
  • E-Commerce (6283)
  • Creditors’ Rights and Debtors’ Protection (6284)
  • Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization (6285)
  • Consumer Protection Law (6286)
  • Banking Law Seminar (6292)
  • Admiralty (6293)
  • Unincorporated Business Organizations and Agency Law (6294)
  • Business Planning (6296)
  • Insurance (6298)
  • Federal Income Taxation (6300)
  • Corporate Taxation (6302)
  • Partnership and LLC Taxation (6304)
  • International Taxation (6312)
  • Nonprofit Organizations: Law and Taxation (6314)
  • Modern Real Estate Transactions (6330)
  • Land Use Law (6332)
  • Law of Real Estate Financing (6334)
  • White Collar Crime (6364)
  • Antitrust Law (6402)
  • Public Law Seminar (6426) (selected sections)**
  • Selected Topics in Public Law (6427) (selected sections)**
  • Trade and Sustainable Development (6435)
  • International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism (6521)
  • The International Competition Law Regime (6523)
  • International Trade Law (6526)
  • Advanced International Trade (6527)
  • Law of the European Union (6534)
  • International Banking and Investment Law (6542)
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration (6544)
  • International Project Finance (6545)
  • Chinese Business Law (6549)
  • U.S. Export Control Law and Regulation (6553)
  • International Arbitration (6556)
  • Introduction to Transactional Islamic Law (6557)
  • International Negotiations (6558)
  • Trade Remedy Law (6563)
  • International Business Transaction Seminar (6564)
  • Law and Accounting (6602)
  • Small Business and Community Economic Development Clinic (6621)
  • Negotiations (6648)
  • Legal Drafting (Transactional) (6652) or Legal Drafting (Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Business Lawyering (6810)

**For 2018–2019, Corporation Law Seminars may include Corporate Transaction; Securities Law Seminars may include Shareholder Power and Activism and Enforcement of Federal Securities Law.

For students interested in the practice of business law (including finance as well as commercial law) in New York City, please see this Bulletin’s description of our GWinNY program. The program includes an Advanced Course in Business Lawyering as the co-requisite to New York business law field placements and other elective course offerings during the Spring semester in New York City.

Course Descriptions