Certificate in Law and Business

The Certificate in Law and Business leads to a special understanding of the relationship between the law and the objectives of business clients, providing an important advantage in providing business clients with sound and effective legal advice.

Program requirements include two core business classes, a distributional requirement providing insight into the range of legal issues relevant to business clients, an in-depth research and writing experience on a business law topic, and a capstone experience developing the ability to identify and integrate all project-relevant legal issues and to effectively communicate with a business client. See Course Requirements for details.

Certificate students are encouraged to meet regularly with the Program Director and members of the Program Committee to discuss course selection, satisfaction of the writing requirement, concerns and career options.

Admission to the Program

To be admitted to the Certificate Program a student must (1) have a cumulative GPA of 2.40 or higher and (2) apply and be admitted to the Certificate Program. Students are selected based on cumulative GPA; their personal statement explaining their background, their interest in business practice and the program; and such other considerations as the Program Director deems appropriate.

Learning Outcomes