The Certificate in Business and Transactional Law is designed to provide students with the tools they need for rural or small-city transactional practice, as well as grounding for representing larger corporate clients in their transactions. Courses, seminars and practicums. Practicum seminars in tax, commercial law, business associations, acquisitions and dispositions, and economic development focus on building transactional skills.

The program is open to current J.D. students and consists of the following components:

  • Coursework: Complete the three required courses (Business Associations, Taxation I, and Commercial Law: Sale of Goods and Secured Transactions) and at least six credits from courses related to Business and Transactional Law.
  • Paper: Write a paper on a topic related substantially to business and transactional law.
  • Experiential Learning: Complete an externship or pre-approved job during law school (or practicum, in unusual circumstances and with Certificate Program Director approval) that relates substantially to business and transactional law.