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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.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  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.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility – Concentration Completion Application 

Commercial Law Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Advanced International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Planning for M&A II Seminar
  • Contract Drafting
  • Intellectual Property Clinic
  • International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • Payment Systems & Financial Transactions
  • Rural Economic Development Clinic
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions

Additional Experiential Opportunities: