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Business Law Curriculum at Yale

Business Law Courses

The course offerings in business law at Yale are wide-ranging and interdisciplinary. In addition to developing familiarity with the institutional landscape covered in core substantive law courses, students considering pursuing careers as transaction lawyers or corporate litigators need to master the basic analytical skills of financial accounting, finance, microeconomics and statistics. The Law School offers courses in financial accounting and finance on a regular basis: Legal Accounting; and Quantitative Corporate Finance or Applied Corporate Finance. Law students can enroll in the following Yale College or School of Management (SOM) courses which also cover that material, as well as courses in microeconomics and statistics: Financial Accounting 170 (which covers comparable material to that covered in Legal Accounting); Management 541 (SOM) or Economics 251a (which cover material similar to that in Quantitative Corporate Finance or Applied Corporate Finance); Economics 115 or 121 (microeconomics); Economics 131or Statistics 100, 101, 102 or 103 (statistics). For Professor Romano's perspective on the implications of the transformation of corporate law scholarship and practice, by the introduction of economics and finance into the field, clickhere.


Yale Law School Bulletin

AdvancedCommunity and Economic Development Clinic. 1-3 units.J.L. Pottenger, Jr.

Advanced Deals Workshop: Public M&A. 3 units. E. Robinson

Antitrust. 4 units. G. Priest

Antitrustand Regulation Research Seminar. 3-4 units.A. Klevorick

Applied Corporate Finance. 3 units. R. Romano

Arbitration and Mediation Skills. 2 units. S. Edelstein & B. Hodgson

Arbitration in the United States. 2 units. N. Messing

Banking Law and Regulation. 3 units.
J. Macey

Bankruptcy.4 units. A. Schwartz

Business Organizations. 4 units. H. Hansmann

Business Organizations. 4 units.J. Morley

Business Organzations. 4 units. R. Romano

Challenges of General Counsel. 2 units.B. Heineman and M. Solender

Community and Economic Development.3 units.S.M. Hudspeth, C.F. Muckenfuss, L. Nadel, J.L. Pottenger, Jr., A. Singh Lemar

Constitution, Common Law and the Corporation. 1-2 units. J. Deutsch

Contemporary Issues in Law and Business.
2 units. J. Morley and
R. Romano

Corporate Governance Seminar.3 units. J. Macey

Designing Organizations. 2-3 units. H. Hansmann

Draftingand Negotiating M&A Transactions. 2 units. S. Adler

Ethics in Law and Markets. 3 units. G. Fleming and J. Macey

Federal Income Taxation. 4 units. A. Alstott

Federal Income Taxation. 4 units. Y. Listokin

In-House Lawyering: Ethics. 3 units. B. Daly

Intellectual Property.4 units.I. Ayres

International Business Transactions. 4 units. A. Chua

International Commercial Arbitration. 2 units. Y. Banifatemi, E. Gaillard and W.M. Reisman

International Intellectual Property. 3 units. A. Kapczynski

International Investment Arbitration. 2 units. A. Stone Sweet.

International Investment Law. 2 units.G. Aguilar-Alvarez and W.M. Reisman

International Trade Law. 3 units. D. Grewal

Introduction to Corporate Taxation. 3 units. A. Alstott

Law and Economics of Corporate Control. 3 units. S. Fraidin and A. Schwartz

Law, Economics, and Organization. 1 unit.C. Jolls

Legal Accounting. 2 units. R. Baxter

Markets, Norms and Regulations. 1 unit. T. Collins and R. Post.

Nonprofit Organizations Clinic. 1-2 units. M. Agsten, L.N. Davis, B.B. Lindsay, J.G. Simon

Robber Barons Reconsidered. 3 units. G. Priest

Securities Regulation.3 units. J. Morley

Specialized Legal Research: Corporate Law. 1 unit.M. Chisholm and B. Kauffman

U.S. International Taxation. 3 units.
J.M. Samuels

Working IP: Patents Trade Secrets. 2 units. V. Cundiff

For further informationon these and other courses at Yale Law School, view the Yale Law School Bulletin.