To receive a Certificate in Business and Commercial Law, students must complete a minimum of 21 credits consisting of the required courses (10 credits), 9 credits in the elective courses listed below and at least 2 credits in designated skills courses. Students must also complete the writing requirement on a business law topic. Students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 in all courses in the certificate program to complete the certificate requirements. Additionally, students must earn at least a grade of C+ in any individual course that is counted toward the certificate.
*Extern courses or Moot Court Competition taken in satisfaction of the certificate must be related to a business topic and approved by one of the professors designated as Faculty Advisor for the Business Law Certificate program in addition to the approval of the Director of Experiential Learning or the Director of Advocacy as appropriate to the course.
In addition, to successfully complete the certificate program, a student must complete the writing requirement for graduation on a topic in business law as approved by the Faculty Advisor unless the writing requirement is completed in a course listed as a core or elective course for the certificate. A course in which the writing requirement is fulfilled may not be counted as an elective toward the satisfaction of the certificate requirements.
Students must apply for admission to a Designated Faculty Advisor for the Business and Commercial Law Certificate Program. A student may apply for admission beginning with the registration period for the third semester of law school. However, no application may be made after the drop/add period in the students final semester.