Corporate, Business & Transactional Law
How do companies organize and govern themselves? How do they engage in transactions with other entities? How are they regulated by state and federal agencies? These are just a few of the broad topics at the heart of corporate, business, and transactional law, a far-reaching practice area that encompasses all the legal aspects of commercial activity.
At BU Law, all first-year students participate in Lawyering Lab, an intensive, five-day course that introduces them to the basics of dealmaking. With their choice of electives, they can delve deeper into more specific classes covering everything from antitrust and health care to art law, climate risk and financial institutions, intellectual property (IP) law, and business immigration. In addition, students can choose from a variety of transactional skills-based courses, including simulations of urban real estate acquisitions, IP for music streaming services, and venture capital financing.
They can also represent clients in the Startup Law and Technology Law clinics, both of which offer legal assistance to entrepreneurial BU and MIT students; work in-house at companies through the Corporate Counsel Externship; or concentrate in Risk Management & Compliance, Corporate Health Law, or Transactional Practice.
For LLM students, BU Law also offers an LLM degree in Banking & Financial Law, which is the only financial services LLM program in the country with its own faculty and a curriculum designed exclusively for graduate study.