Business Law Track

Where Law means Business.

Oregon Law's LLM Business Law Track is where you can gain expertise in the areas that law intersects with business-- finance, entrepreneurship, estate planning, green business initiatives, intellectural property, sports, and the tax code. Our courses introduce you to a wide array of topics such as contracts, business associations, intellectual property, start-ups, bankruptcy, in-house counsel work, and tax.


Careers

As an international business lawyer you’ll have a skill set that includes analytical abilities, strength in research and writing, and knowledge of the difference in the world’s legal systems and learn how these are embedded in international business concepts. With an LLM in Business Law from Oregon Law, you may find yourself working in positions at the regional, national, or international level.

Common careers in this field include:

  • Commercial Litigator
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Securities Law Advisor
  • Tax Law Advisor
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
  • Customs and Trade Advisor

Academics

LLM General Requirements (Assigned courses or projects in every track)

LLM Seminar

  • Fall Semester (2 credits)
  • Spring Semester (2 credits)

LLM Writing Requirement

  • Can be fulfilled in combination with any course with a writing component

Introduction to American Law

  • Required for students who hold law degrees from a non-US institution

LLM Advanced Persuasive Legal Writing

  • Required for students who hold law degrees from a non-US institution

Track-specific Requirements:

Required courses for students with a JD from a US institution: (if you have taken the same or substantially similar JD course, an approved substitute course will be required.)

Required courses for students with a law degree from a non-US institution: (if you have taken the same or substantially similar law course, an approved substitute course will be required.)

  • Business Associations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Federal Income Tax I
  • Secured Transactions
  • Business Associations    
  • Contracts
  • Sales or Secured Transactions  

Required courses for ALL LLM students: at least two courses from the following list


Elective courses from the Business Law offerings or the Law School’s course catalog, such as:

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Advanced UCC
  • Antitrust
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Business Planning
  • Copyrights
  • Federal Income Tax II
  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • International Business Transactions
  • IP Licensing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation
  • Patent Law
  • Sales
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports Licensing
  • Trademark Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution       
  • Employment Law    
  • International Law
  • International Sports Law
  • Labor Law
  • Mediation
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Tax Planning & Drafting
  • Workers Compensation Law