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Business and Transactional Law Specialization

To complete the Specialization in Business and Transactional Law and receive a transcript notation and certificate acknowledging the completion of the Specialization, students must complete at least 15 credits from the Approved List of Business and Transactional Law Courses.

The minimum 15 credits must include:

 

1. Approved List of Business and Transactional Law Courses (at least 9 credits)

Students are required to take at least two of the following four “core” transactional law courses:

Students may fulfill their 9-credit hour course requirement by taking three of the “core courses,” or by taking two of the “core courses” and one business and transactional
law-related course from the following list (as available):

2. Business and Transactional Writing

Students are required to undertake a writing course involving a business and transactional law topic (or topics) with a minimum of 3 credit hours. The student may satisfy this requirement with any of the following:

3. Skills/Experiential Learning

Students must complete a skills/experiential learning component for a minimum of 3 credit hours.  The student may satisfy this requirement with any of the following:

Note #1:  The same course cannot be used to satisfy the writing requirement and the skills/experiential learning requirement.  For example, a student may satisfy the writing requirement by taking International Business Transactions, but in that case the student
could not use International Business Transactions to fulfill the Skills/Experiential Learning requirement.


Note #2:  Courses that satisfy the Business and Transactional Writing requirement described above may not satisfy the School of Law’s general senior writing requirement.  For example, although either Basic Estate Planning or International Business Transactions may satisfy the Transactional Writing requirement, neither course is designated to satisfy the School of Law’s senior writing requirement.