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Commercial Law

Penn State Law students learn how the law governs business transactions and how lawyers help their clients—whether they’re global corporations or fledgling startups—solve problems to increase the value of their businesses. Then they help real clients in the Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, Intellectual Property Clinic, International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic, and Rural Economic Development Clinic.

Students may earn Concentration recognition in Commercial Law using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

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Commercial Law Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Advanced International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Planning for M&A I
  • Business Planning for M&A II Seminar
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contracts (LLM students only)
  • Corporate Valuation in M&A
  • Corporations
  • Intellectual Property Clinic
  • International Financial Law Seminar
  • International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • Minority Business Ownership
  • Payment Systems & Financial Transactions
  • Policy Issues in Corporate Crime
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions
  • Rural Economic Development Clinic
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions

Additional Experiential Opportunities: