Core Requirements

Advanced Electives - Four Units Required

Students also must take at least four units of electives (typically two courses) that add to the substantive knowledge base needed by a corporate transactional lawyer. The following list includes all courses and their unit values offered during the past few years that are satisfactory electives. Units for overlapping courses will not be counted twice.

This list may be updated from time to time to reflect additional courses:

Four-Unit Electives

Three-Unit Electives

Two-Unit Electives

FAQs and Important Scheduling Considerations

Click on this Course Scheduling Guide for course scheduling considerations and sample course paths for 2L and 3L years. If you are an evening division student and have concentration-related scheduling questions, please email the Concentration Faculty Adviser.

Experiential Component

Students must complete the capstone course, Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up and Venture Capital Financing.  This course allows students to understand the lawyer's role in planning and completing business transactions on behalf of start-up businesses by taking a "client" (i.e., an entrepreneur) through a "simulated deal" (i.e., a capital raising transaction for the new business client). Use of this simulated deal format acquaints students with the legal, ethical and business issues that confront the transactional lawyer in representing an early stage growth company.

Although they will not count towards the elective unit requirements noted above, students are also encouraged to consider other experiential offerings related to the practice of corporate law, through internships and externships. In addition to academic advising, students enrolled in the Corporate Concentration will be invited to unique networking opportunities and offered career guidance.

If you have any questions about the Concentration or counseling issues, consult with the Concentration Faculty Adviser or the Director of Concentrations.