Business Law Requirements

In 2011, UCLA School of Law established the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy with a $10 million gift from alumnus Lowell Milken. The institute focuses on research in business law and policy in bankruptcy, corporate governance, law and economics, and tax policy and public finance.

Students who wish to focus their schooling in a particular area of business law can earn a certificate of completion with their J.D in any of the following five tracks:

  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Taxation

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) advanced law certification program also offers a Business Law and Policy concentration with four separate tracks:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax

The Business Law and Policy specialization offers an unparalleled opportunity for students who want to be prepared for transactional practice at the highest level. We produce lawyers who combine legal analysis with a thorough understanding of the business client’s goals and challenges and the tools necessary to meet the client’s needs.

Of course, not all business lawyers are transactional lawyers.  Indeed, in today’s legal market many litigators also act as business lawyers and regularly counsel their clients in regard to a myriad of business-related matters.  For these lawyers as well, the training, understanding and experience offered in our Business Law and Policy specialization are extraordinarily valuable and set them apart from their peers.

Business Law and Policy Specialization Requirements

J.D. Application Requirements

LL.M Degree Requirements