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.
We further offer several joint degree programs. These four-year programs result in the simultaneous award of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master’s Degree. Programs offered in conjunction with other academic divisions at UCLA include J.D./M.B.A. degrees through the Anderson School of Management or J.D./M.A. degrees in Afro-American Studies, American Indian Studies, Philosophy, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Welfare or Urban Planning.
In addition, the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree, an advanced law certification program designed for international students seeking global legal credentials and for U.S. J.D. graduates desiring advanced legal study, further attests to UCLA School of Law’s commitment to delivering curricular excellence in an encouraging, supportive and flexible learning environment that gives our graduates real-world advantages.
Innovative curriculum is only part of the picture, however. Recruiting and retaining the best faculty in the country to “deliver the goods” also is paramount to achieving academic excellence. To that end, our Business Law faculty is comprised of the country’s top legal minds in the areas of Bankruptcy Law and Policy, Corporate Governance, Law and Economics, and Tax Policy and Public Finance. Ultimately, our steadfast dedication to pushing the field of law forward and upholding our tradition of progressive teaching, influential scholarship and enduring innovation is what sets us – and our students – apart from the rest.
Visit the UCLA Law School’s website for more information on Business Law and Policy Specialization Requirements.