BUSINESS LAW CENTER
CERTIFICATED COURSE OF STUDY
To provide a certificated business law course of study that emphasizes transactional and
client-centered skills for law students interested in representing small businesses and
Course of Study and Certificate:
a. Certificate Requirements.
Students may earn a certificate and a corresponding transcript notation by completing 24
academic units of BLC core courses and 6 academic units of approved elective courses,
for a total of 30 units, with a minimum grade point average of:
(1) 2.3 cumulative overall;
(2) 2.5 cumulative in the BLC core courses; and
(3) no less than 2.0 in any individual core course.
Students graduating with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in BLC core course will
be awarded their certificate with distinction. The student graduating with the highest
grade point average in BLC core courses will receive the Distinguished Business Scholar
Award in addition to his or her certificate.
b. Course of Study
(1) BLC core courses, with a total of 24 units, are as follows:
Business Law Ethics
Federal Income Tax
Financial Principles for Lawyers*
Sales (UCC Article 2)
* satisfies Upper Level Writing Requirement for JD.
(2) Elective courses, from which students must successfully complete at least 6 units, are
Civil Externship (business law-related placement)
International Business Transactions
International Securities Regulation
Law Review (business law-related student article)
Mergers & Acquisitions
Moot Court (business law-related competition)
Real Estate Transactions