Concentrating in Business & Finance Law

As described in the "Recognition of JD Concentrations" section of the GW Law Bulletin, JD candidates may earn Recognition of a JD Concentration in Business and Finance Law by successfully completing a minimum of 12 credits from among the courses below, including Corporations (6250), two credits of experiential learning from among the courses noted with an asterisk (*), and two credits graded on the basis of a research paper that meets the standards for the law school's upper-level writing requirement, either written in conjunction with one of the courses listed below or, with advance approval of the program director, written for a Journal, independent legal writing, or a course that is not included in the list below. Students may use the same paper to fulfill the writing requirement for both the recognition of concentration and the JD.

For further information, email the BFL Program Director Jeremy Pam at [email protected].

  • Corporations (6250)
  • Securities Regulation (6252)
  • Corporate Finance (6254)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (6256)
  • Venture Capital Law (6259)
  • Regulation of Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers (6260)
  • Regulation of Derivatives (6261)
  • Corporation Law Seminar (6262)*
  • Selected Topics in Corporate Law (6263)
  • Securities Law Seminar (6264)
  • Selected Topics in Securities Law (6267)
  • Employee Benefit Plans (6272)
  • Secured Transactions (6280)
  • Secured Transactions and Commercial Paper (6281)
  • Commercial Paper—Payment Systems (6282)
  • E-Commerce (6283)
  • Creditors’ Rights and Debtors’ Protection (6284)
  • Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization (6285)
  • Consumer Protection Law (6286)
  • Selected Topics in Banking Law (6289)
  • Banking Law (6290)
  • Banking Law Seminar (6292)
  • Admiralty (6293)
  • Unincorporated Business Organizations and Agency Law (6294)
  • Sports and the Law (6295)
  • Business Planning (6296)*
  • Insurance (6298)
  • Federal Income Taxation (6300)
  • Corporate Taxation (6302)
  • Partnership and LLC Taxation (6304)
  • Wealth Transfer Taxation (6306)*
  • International Taxation (6312)
  • Nonprofit Organizations: Law and Taxation (6314)
  • State and Local Taxation (6316)
  • Selected Topics in Tax Policy Law (6317)
  • Tax Policy Seminar (6318)
  • Modern Real Estate Transactions (6330)
  • Land Use Law (6332)
  • Law of Real Estate Financing (6334)
  • Reading Group (6351)**
  • White Collar Crime (6364)
  • Antitrust Law (6402)
  • Advanced Antitrust Law Seminar (6403)
  • Selected Topics in Advanced Antitrust Law (6405)
  • Regulated Industries (6406)
  • Public Law Seminar (6426)**
  • Selected Topics in Public Law (6427)**
  • Trade and Sustainable Development (6435)
  • Energy Law Seminar (6441)**
  • Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (6452)
  • Entertainment Law (6475)
  • International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism (6521)
  • International Business Transactions (6522)
  • The International Competition Law Regime (6523)
  • International Commercial Law (6524)
  • International Trade Law (6526)
  • Advanced International Trade Law (6527)
  • Law of the European Union (6534)
  • International Finance (6541)
  • 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)*
  • Legal Drafting (Mergers and Acquisitions) (6652)*
  • Field Placement (6668)**
  • Business Lawyering (6810)*
Have you completed Corporations (6250)? *
Upon the completion of the current term, will you have completed 12 credits in Business & Finance Law, including Corporations? *
e.g., 6250 Corporations (4)
e.g., 6250 Corporations (4)
Have you completed two credits of experiential learning? *
Have you completed the writing requirement? *
I understand that recognition of this concentration will appear as an annotation on my Law School transcript. *