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Jul. 29, All day
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Aug. 01, All day

Business & Commercial Law

The law is an essential part of business and financial transactions, from the simplest purchase to a multi-billion dollar international joint venture. The KU Law curriculum covers the entire spectrum of business transactions.

Curriculum

First-Year Courses

  • Contracts
  • Property
  • Civil Procedure
  • Torts
     

Upper-Level Courses

  • Land Transactions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Advanced Bankruptcy
  • Agricultural Law
  • Payment Systems
  • Antitrust
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Insurance Law
  • Business Associations I and II
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Taxation of Business Enterprises
  • Business Planning
  • Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Raising by Privately-held Business Firms
  • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • International Commerce and Investment
  • International Trade Law
  • International Economic Law and Development

More information about related areas can be found in the Curriculum Guides for International Law, Environmental Law and Tax Law. Find descriptions of these courses on the Courses page.

Business and Commercial Law Certificate

The Business and Commercial Law Certificate is a response to the longstanding demand for attorneys with expertise in the field. Completion of the certificate requirements allows a student to develop the knowledge and skills needed to begin a successful career as a business lawyer. A student who obtains the certificate receives a solid grounding in the basic principles of business and commercial law and is familiar with many of the transactions that business and commercial lawyers commonly encounter in practice.

JD/MBA

Many students interested in business law choose the joint degree program in Law and Business, which allows them to obtain both a J.D. and an MBA in four years. Students must be admitted to the joint degree program during the first year of law school.

 

Questions?

Webb Hecker
Professor of Law
785-864-9231
whecker@ku.edu

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 28 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • Routinely ranked a “best value” law school
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 26th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 23rd nationally among public law schools. “When Lawyers Do the Grading,”
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • 37th: for number of law graduates who are partners at nation’s largest law firms