Law & Entrepreneurship Concentration

If you are an entrepreneurial student interested in using your legal education in the business world, you should consider a Law and Entrepreneurship concentration. This skills-based program is designed to give you the edge you need to compete in an increasingly fast-paced, complex business world. You will leave the program empowered to leverage your legal education wherever your career takes you, whether you decide to work at a start-up, provide legal counsel to an emerging non-profit, or start your own business. In addition, a concentration in this area will provide you with the exciting opportunity to complete the New Venture Planning course through the MBA program at the Lundquist College of Business.


Group A Courses – Must satisfactorily complete the following courses:

  • LAW 620 Business Associations
  • LAW 680 Federal Income Tax I
  • LAW 681 Federal Income Tax II
  • LAW 665 Securities Regulation
  • LAW 629 Secured Transactions (or Fundamentals of Loans)

Group B Courses – Must satisfactorily complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • LAW 667 Copyrights
  • LAW 674 Intellectual Property Licensing
  • LAW 673 Patent Law & Policy
  • LAW 698 Trademark Law


Group C Courses – Must satisfactorily complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • LAW 633 Business Planning
  • LAW 648 Bankruptcy
  • LAW 660 Employment Law
  • LAW 734 Start-Up Businesses

Additional Requirements:

Students must either satisfactorily complete Accounting for Lawyers or demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting to the satisfaction of Professor Coles-Bjerre and complete the course in New Venture Planning in the MBA Curriculum of the College of Business.

  • LAW 627 Accounting for Lawyers
  • LAW 610 New Venture Planning

Note: Students who plan to earn the Concentration in Law and Entrepreneurship should be aware that New Venture Planning will absorb a total of two semester hours (three term hours) of the maximum number of five semester hours of non-law courses that may be applied toward the JD degree.