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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.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application

Commercial Law Faculty


  • Advanced Corporate Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Planning for M&A I
  • Business Planning for M&A II Seminar
  • Contracts (LLM students only)
  • Contract Drafting
  • Corporate & Partnership Tax
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Valuation in M&A
  • Corporations
  • Insurance Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Financial Law Seminar
  • Law & Finance
  • Minority Business Ownership
  • Modern In-House Counsel
  • Payment Systems & Financial Transactions
  • Policy Issues in Corporate Crime
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions
  • Remedies
  • Representing the Entrepreneur
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions
  • White-Collar Crime


  • Advanced Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
  • Advanced International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
  • Intellectual Property Clinic
  • International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • Rural Economic Development Clinic

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.