Business Law Concentration

Students wishing to complete the Concentration in Business Law must first file a Declaration of Intent Form with the Registrar’s Office.

Business Law Concentration

Faculty Director: J. Denny Haythorn, Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 494

Students wishing to complete the Concentration in Business Law must first file a Declaration of Intent Form with the Registrar’s Office.

To receive a Business Law Concentration, students must

  1. Complete the two following required courses
    a. Business Associations
    b. UCC I
  2. Take one of the following courses:
    a. Corporate Tax
    b. Federal Income Tax
  3. Complete 11 units of approved elective(s), as described below. Note: Not all courses are offered every year.*:
  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty
  • Advanced Corporations
  • Agency
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Seminar, Chapter 11
  • Business Associations Practicum
  • Business Planning
  • Business Transactions: The Art of the Deal
  • Corporate Crime and Sentencing
  • Corporate Taxation (unless this course was used to fulfill the Section B requirement)
  • Employment Law
  • Feature Film Financing
  • Federal Income Tax (unless this course was used to fulfill the Section B requirement)
  • International Business Litigation
  • International Business Negotiations
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Sports Law
  • International White Collar Crime
  • Labor Law
  • Legal Aspects of Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Modern Real Estate Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports Law
  • Sports Law Transactions
  • Tax Policy
  • UCC II
  • White Collar Crime
  • Independent Study (2 Units Max)**
    1. Students may take up to 3 units of the following (which count towards the 11 elective units)
    2. Copyright Law
    3. Internet Law
    4. Trademarks and Unfair Competition
    5. Patent Law

Externship Credit: If an externship/internship is completed with a transactional law firm or company some units earned may count towards completing the elective requirements for the Business Concentration.

  • Other courses may be included with the approval of the Director of the Concentration. For approval, consult with the Director and complete the Substitution/Waiver form from the Forms Center in the Registrar’s pages.

  • The professor supervising the independent study shall indicate that the independent study will concentrate on business law when approving the student petition.