Business Law

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If you considering the Business Law (Corporate) concentration, you are preparing for practice in th e following settings:  Corporate practice of a large or midsize law firm  Legal department of a company, private equity/ventu re capital firm, hedge fund, or other large organization You may do any of the following in practice:  Advise clients in the formation, operation, and dis solution of business and non-profit entities  Structure asset or stock purchases, sales, and merg ers and acquisitions with other business entities  Arrange financing, via debt or equity vehicles, for the activities of business entities  Structure early-stage, venture capital investments via venture debt or venture equity  Structure, negotiate, and memorialize commercial tr ansactions, including the purchase, sale, or lease of goods and services  Assure that the internal affairs of business entiti es are conducted in accordance with applicable laws and relevant governing documents of the entity  Represent business entities in litigation and dispu te resolution/counseling To complete the Business Law (Corporate) concentrat ion, you must complete 7 courses in business law- related subject matter. Specifically, 1) You must take the following 4 Required Courses as e arly as possible:  Corporations and Partnerships  Corporate Finance  Federal Income Tax I  Securities Regulation or Securities Litigation and Enforcement 2) You must take at least 2 of the following Electives , totaling at least 5 credits:  Accounting for Lawyers  Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation  Administrative Law  Intro to Private Funds  Banking Law  Mergers and Acquisitions  Business Planning  Negotiation  Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy  Survey of Dispute Resolution Processes  Drafting Legal Documents  White Collar Crime  Fed Tax II (Corporate Tax)  Org. Behavior and Leadership Skills (Lubin)  Financial Services Compliance Law  Global Corporate Governance (Lubin)  Insurance Law  Govt. Institutions and Business Strategy (Lubin)  International Business Transactions  Introduction to Financial Decisionmaking (Lubin) 3) You must take at least 1 of the following capstone or skills courses:  Corporate Law Externship  Guided Externship (business placement)  Investor Rights Clinic In order to qualify for the Concentration, you must achieve an average of B or better in Concentration courses, with no grade below a C. You must maintain an over all GPA of 2.5 or better. You should consult with the following faculty regarding this concentration: Pro f. Andrew Lund