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Business & Entrepreneurial Law Emphasis Area

Important Note:

Because the School is committed to keeping up with changes in the practice of law, the requirements for emphasis areas may change during the course of a student's enrollment at the School. The requirements at the time a student is granted admission into the emphasis area are the requirements that govern completion of the student's emphasis requirements. For possible revised requirements that will take effect with the next academic year, see

The Emphasis in Business and Entrepreneurial Law

The Emphasis in Business and Entrepreneurial Law program is designed to provide within the J.D. degree a well­ rounded course of study for students interested in an emphasis in business law and transactional practice. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of conducting business in compliance with a variety of modern laws and regulations, the required courses and electives for this program have been selected to expose students to a wide range of substantive law education and skills training opportunities. Thus, in addition to required and elective courses in pertinent areas of law, the curriculum requirements include a course with a practical skills component, as well as training in ethics and a research and writing project targeted at business and entrepreneurial law topics. Students who qualify for and successfully complete the credential requirements in the Business and Entrepreneurial Law program should thereby be in an excellent position to pursue and succeed in careers as advisors to entrepreneurs and to for­profit or not­for­profit businesses, whether in private practice or in company legal departments. This program would also be suitable for students destined for public sector careers, particularly in areas involving the regulation of businesses and business transactions.