The Corporate Concentration offers a unique and powerful approach to prepare students to become transactional lawyers representing businesses and investors. After graduating, a student who has participated in the Corporate Concentration should have a theoretical and substantive foundation for corporate law fundamentals, including business associations, mergers and acquisitions and securities regulation. All Concentration students benefit from experiential learning gained through the Business Planning course, which provides students with drafting experience and exposure to the life cycle of a capital formation transaction for a hypothetical startup business. The final components of the Concentration are the completion of an additional four elective units that add to the substantive knowledge base needed by a corporate transactional lawyer and an independent research seminar.
The Concentration prepares law students to “hit the ground running” in a transactional practice.
The adviser for the Corporate Concentration is Professor Shannon Treviño, the Patrick J. McDonough Director of the Business Law Practicum. According to Professor Treviño, "The Corporate Concentration gives students the opportunity to experience what a lawyer really does in a transactional practice." This real-life understanding makes graduates more employable in today’s market. One of the ways this Concentration prepares students for practice is through the capstone course. Professor Treviño adds, "The capstone course, Business Planning, asks students to review documents and prepare client advice, to draft and comment on transaction documents typical to an entrepreneurial setting, and to master the lawyering skill of translating business-speak into effective contract language and back again. In this way, students leave Loyola with the ability to add immediate value to their employers."
Any questions about the Concentration or counseling issues should be directed to Professor Treviño at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to access a guide to completing the Corporate Concentration, including course scheduling considerations and sample course paths for 2L and 3L years. Current students may also watch this video of an informational session about the Corporate and Entrepreneurship Concentrations.