Center for Business Law & Regulation
Center for Business Law & Regulation





Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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The Curriculum

An effective business lawyer must understand and anticipate the many legal and financial ramifications of a client’s venture, ranging across many subject areas. The Center for Business Law and Regulation offers an interwoven fabric of courses to provide this knowledge in the areas of corporate, securities, commercial, e-Commerce, bankruptcy, taxation, real estate, and environmental law, as well as the underlying business and regulatory context.

First-Year Courses
During their first year of study, Contracts, Torts, and Property Law courses provide students with core knowledge that forms the foundation for upper-level courses. During spring semester of their first year, students may take one elective, a first-year perspectives course. These include Dispute Resolution; International Law; Intellectual PropertySurvey; Courts, Public Policy and Social Change; and Perspectives in Law and Biomedicine, all of which explore the legal context in which businesses operate.

Upper-Level Courses
Fundamental business law electives help students build a base for advanced-level courses and prepare for summer employment after the second year:
  • Business Associations
  • Commercial Paper
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Financial Principles for Lawyers
  • Sales and Secured Financing
  • Secured Transactions 
The Advanced Business Law Curriculum
We offer a wide range of specialized courses that allow students to pursue in greater depth areas of particular interest to them. Business law courses are listed by area of practice; a few appear in more than one category.

Business Regulation and Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Securities Regulation
  • Antitrust Law
  • Business Organizations Research Seminar
  • Business Planning
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Information and the Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Copyright
  • Copyright in the Digital Millennium
  • Current Controversies in Environmental Law
  • Digital Law and Business
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • e-Payment Systems
  • Intellectual Property Theory Seminar
  • International Enterprise Design
  • International Intellectual Property
  • IT Principles for Lawyers
  • Labor and Employment Law Issues in the Global Economy
  • Labor Law
  • Patent Law
  • Pretrial Practice
  • Regulatory Policy Research Lab
  • Securities Regulation
  • Selected Topics in Law and Business
  • Trademark Law
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trial Tactics
  • Unfair Competition
Commercial Law
  • Advanced Contract Law
  • Advanced Contracts: e-Commerce
  • Advanced Real Estate Development: Shopping Centers
  • Bankruptcy
  • Basic Debtor-Creditor Law
  • Commercial Information and the Law
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Advanced Research
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Transactions & Finance
Corporate and Securities Law
  • Advanced Securities Regulation
  • Antitrust Law
  • Representing the Start-Up Technology Company
  • Business Planning
  • Business Tax Problems
  • Capital Markets, Venture Capital, and Management Principles for Lawyers
  • e-Payment Systems
  • Finance, Law & Corporate Governance
  • Global Corporate Governance Lab
  • International Business Organizations
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade and Development
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Regulation
Tax Law
  • Business Planning
  • Business Tax Problems
  • ERISA I
  • ERISA II
  • Estate Planning
  • Federal Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Federal Taxation of Exempt Organizations
  • Federal Taxation of Partnerships & Partners
  • International Tax Policy Seminar
  • Tax Policy Seminar
  • Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations
Transactional Work
  • Advanced Real Estate Development: Shopping Centers
  • Advanced Securities Regulation
  • Antitrust Law
  • Business Associations, Advanced: Representing the Internet Start-Up
  • Business Planning
  • Community Development Clinic I
  • Community Development Clinic II
  • Community Development Law
  • Copyright
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Environmental Anatomy of a Business Transaction
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Organizations and Finance
  • Health Care Transactions
  • Intellectual Property Theory Seminar
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Enterprise Design
  • International Intellectual Property
  • International Trade and Development
  • Intellectual Property Advanced Research
  • Lawyering Process
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Real Estate Mortgages
  • Real Estate Transactions and Finance
  • Representing the Start-Up Technology Company