This Business Law Emphasis Program is designed not only to enable students to practice law on behalf of companies and trade associations, but also to illustrate how they may utilize their legal knowledge to contribute to the entrepreneurship and prosperity of a business. Understanding the fundamental language of business is emphasized, as students explore aspects of:
- international business
- mergers and acquisitions
- business start-ups
- and more
Students who complete the Business Law Emphasis Program requirements will receive a Certificate and transcript notation.
The Business Law Emphasis Program at Chapman is designed and directed by Dr. Tom Campbell. Prior to joining Chapman, Dean Campbell was the dean of UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Chapman is the only law school in the country with a former top 10 business school dean. The dean leads a highly-experienced faculty of attorneys and legal scholars who have worked extensively in the business world and actively contribute to national economic dialogue.
Some students might choose to pursue a joint JD/MBA. The business law emphasis program is not intended to replace the rigor of obtaining both degrees; however, it is understood that not all students with an interest in business are able to or wish to pursue the joint degree program.