» LL.M. in Business Law

The LL.M. in Business Law offers a degree that prepares students for the legal questions that impact the financial practices of major commercial and government institutions, including such critical topics as

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Anti-trust Legalities
  • International Copyright Law
  • Intersection of Business and Legislation.

Learn more about the program and admission requirements for the LL.M. in Business Law.

+ - Courses

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) with an emphasis in Business Law is conferred upon a student who passes successfully all requirements, including 24 credits. Students with a foreign law degree must complete a mandatory set of introductory courses.

Core electives (at least 6 credits):

LAW 7145 – Corporations or LAW 7146 - Business Associations

LAW 7515 - Business Planning

LAW 7559 - International Business Transactions

LAW 7510 - International Business Litigation

LAW 7657 - Practice Foundations of Transactional Law

LAW 7854 - Fundamentals of In-house Corporate Practice

Electives (up to 18 credits): Courses approved by the Director of Graduate Legal Education and appropriate to the LL.M. in Business Law. This may include externship credits.

LAW 7580 - Mergers and Acquisitions

LAW 7503 - Administrative Law

LAW 7536 - Employment Law

LAW 7520 - Client Interviewing and Counseling

LAW 7133 - Federal Income Tax

LAW 7608 - Tax of Business Organizations

LAW 7613 - Corporate Tax

LAW 7816 - Negotiations

LAW 7824 - Trademarks & Unfair Competition

LAW 7518 - Bankruptcy Proc & Practice

LAW 7541 - Environmental Law

LAW 7659 - Arbitration Law

LAW 7555 - Intellectual Property

LAW 7855 - Financial Accounting

LAW 7590 - General Externship (variable credit)

Thesis (up to 3 credits):

LAW 7850 - Directed Research. Topic to be selected in consultation with Director of Graduate Legal Education.

+ - Faculty

The diverse roster of professors brings a substantial wealth of experience to the classroom, and include top tier legal scholars, members of prestigious private firms, passionate legal activists, a former assistant district attorney, and a former member of the United States Congress.  Furthermore, the faculty continually publishes scholarly works that add to the nation's ever-evolving legal discourse.

Adjunct Faculty
  • Honorable Theodor AlbertUnited States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
  • Bruce BullochMST, CPA, Capital Consulting Group, LLC
  • Thomas A. Miller, Supervising Deputy County Counsel
  • Scott Wellman, 
Partner at Wellman & Warren LLP

+ - Contact Us

For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Chapman University School of Law
LL.M. Programs
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 628-2635
(714) 628-2655 fax
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