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Certificate in Business Law

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
LAW 200
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
LAW 202
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
LAW 210
FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION
or LAW 212
FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION AND FEDERAL POLICY
LAW 218
TAXATION OF STRUCTURED REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
LAW 222
DERIVATIVES FOR ATTORNEYS
LAW 231
COMMERCIAL LAW SURVEY
LAW 243
BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS FOR LAWYERS
LAW 263
FIDUCIARY LAW
LAW 280
INVESTMENT COMPANY REGULATION
LAW 300
CORPORATE FINANCE
LAW 304
SALES
LAW 305
SECURED TRANSACTIONS
LAW 317
SECURITIES FRAUD
LAW 348
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
LAW 349
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
LAW 358
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
LAW 402
ANTITRUST
LAW 411
GUIDED RESEARCH (approved topic)
LAW 415
BANKRUPTCY
LAW 417
LABOR LAW
LAW 420
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
LAW 428
INDEPENDENT STUDY (approved topic)
LAW 429
LEGAL CLINIC I (Business Law or other approved topic)
LAW 432
SECURITIES REGULATION
LAW 448
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
LAW 453
COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
LAW 460
BUSINESS PLANNING
LAW 462
INSURANCE LAW
LAW 475
NEGOTIATIONS
LAW 497
CONSUMER PROTECTION
LAW 499
STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION
LAW 514
LEGAL CLINIC II (Business Law or other approved topic)
LAW 524
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Business Law or other approved topic)
LAW 600
CORPORATE TAXATION
LAW 608
INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
LAW 620
PARTNERSHIP TAXATION
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