Business Enterprise

Overview
The business enterprise concentration offers a set of coordinated courses that provide a strong background in business-related law. Students in the concentration take five basic business enterprise courses, a research requirement, and a third-year Practical Issues in Business Law seminar. They then create their own business-related curriculum from a list of offered electives.

The concentration recognizes that students who focus on corporate law will still have widely disparate interests. Some will be interested in corporate and commercial litigation; others will target a career in transactional tax and financial work; and a few may develop an academic interest in corporate law and related fields. Students can refine the concentration to focus on specific areas. Moreover, it may be combined with other concentrations or programs offered by the Law School or the University.

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Checklist (pdf)

Program Director: TBA

Entrepreneurship Law Center
Students concentrating in business enterprise who are interested in gaining hands-on experience representing clients in a business situation may also participate in the Entrepreneurship Law Center (ELC). This clinic, which includes students from the Kellogg School of Management, involves providing legal assistance to entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and not-for-profit organizations of all types, including day-care center providers, software developers, graphic designers, and consultants.

Due to limited enrollment, students in the concentration will be given preference in course selection for the Practical Issues in Business Law Seminar.

Typical Student Course Selection
The following illustrates a possible course progression for a student in the Business Enterprise concentration:

First Semester

Second Semester

First Year

Torts

Property

Contracts

Constitutional Law

Civil Procedure

Perspective Elective

Criminal Law

Business Associations or Corporations

Communication and Legal Reasoning

Communication and Legal Reasoning

 

 

Second Year

Finance I/Corporation Finance

Securities Regulation

Basic Federal Income Taxation

Entity Taxation

Business Enterprise Elective

Business Enterprise Elective

General Elective

General Elective

 

 

Third Year

Research Requirement

Practical Issues in Business Law Seminar

Business Enterprise Elective

Business Enterprise Elective

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective