Business Law Certificate, Law (JD)

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To earn a Certificate in Business Law, a student must complete the 86 credits required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the coursework required for the JD degree, a student must complete 15 credit hours from the listed business law courses, including one required course. An applicant must earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses. 

If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.20 GPA requirement for the Certificate.

Students may apply for only one Certificate.​ 

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval.

For more information, contact Faculty Certificate Director for Business Law, Gregory Mark.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 102BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS3-4

Electives 

Course Title Semester Hours
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION
FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION AND FEDERAL POLICY
TAXATION OF STRUCTURED REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
DERIVATIVES FOR ATTORNEYS
COMMERCIAL LAW SURVEY
BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS FOR LAWYERS
FIDUCIARY LAW
INVESTMENT COMPANY REGULATION
CORPORATE FINANCE
SALES
SECURED TRANSACTIONS
SECURITIES FRAUD
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
ANTITRUST
GUIDED RESEARCH (approved topic)
BANKRUPTCY
LABOR LAW
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
INDEPENDENT STUDY (approved topic)
LEGAL CLINIC I (Business Law or other approved topic)
SECURITIES REGULATION
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
BUSINESS PLANNING
INSURANCE LAW
NEGOTIATIONS
CONSUMER PROTECTION
STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION
LEGAL CLINIC II (Business Law or other approved topic)
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Business Law or other approved topic)
CORPORATE TAXATION
INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
PARTNERSHIP TAXATION