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Corporate Law and Practice

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.

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.

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Corporate Law and Practice Faculty


  • Advanced Corporate Law
  • Antitrust
  • Business Planning for Mergers & Acquisitions I
  • Business Planning for Mergers & Acquisitions II Seminar
  • Corporate & Partnership Tax
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Valuation in M&A
  • Corporations
  • Employee Benefits and Equity Compensation 
  • Federal Securities Regulation
  • Insurance Law
  • International Financial Law Seminar
  • Introduction to Private Wealth Planning
  • Law and Finance (formerly Law and Accounting)
  • Law of Employee Benefits
  • Litigation & Corporate Transactions
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Modern In-House Counsel
  • Policy Issues in Corporate Crime Seminar
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions
  • Representing the Entrepreneur
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Workers' Compensation Law


  • Advanced Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
  • Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

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