Penn State Law’s corporate law curriculum explores the creation and maintenance of various business entities, from the buying and selling of corporate shares and assets to the tax consequences and ethical issues relating to corporate entities. Students gain practical experience conducting research in the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions and assisting early stage ventures in the Entrepreneur Assistance 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 Corporate Law and Practice 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
- Advanced Entrepreneurship Clinic
- Business Planning for Mergers & Acquisitions
- Comparative Corporate Law
- Contract Drafting
- Corporate & Partnership Tax
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
- Insurance Law
- Law and Finance (formerly Law and Accounting)
- Multinational Corporations
- Policy Issues in Corporate Crime Seminar
- Representing the Entrepreneur
- The Modern In-House Counsel
- White-Collar Crime
Additional Experiential Opportunities:
- Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions
- Corporate Law Society
- Externships Everywhere (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval required)
- Externship Placements in Penn State's Office of the General Counsel