Business law accounts for a substantial amount of practice by both large and small firms as well as by lawyers working “in-house” with businesses. Business lawyers work for businesses themselves and for business owners. Client needs in the business area can involve formation of business entities; advice on management; financing and lending; sales, leasing and transportation of goods; secured transactions; compliance with securities regulations; employment and labor agreements and disputes; mergers and acquisitions; franchising and other licensing arrangements; and contract drafting and negotiation. The work is likely to include counseling, administrative compliance, and litigation.
Providing law students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed as business leaders and business lawyers
Business law has many branches, including commercial law (sale and leasing of goods), real estate law (sale and leasing of real property, and business entity law. This pathway is intended for those with a general interest in business representation. If you are interested in further specializing within business law, please contact the appropriate faculty member for advice about course selection.