Practical Experience Requirement (at least 1 course required):
Some Practical Experience classes are also included in Specialty Components. Students will be able to count those classes to meet both the Practical Experience requirement and the Specialty Component.
- Business Ethics
- Business Law Clinic
- Business Legal Research
- Business Planning
- Civil Discovery
- Civil Pre-Trial Practice
- Class Action & Multi-Party Litigation Practice
- Contract Drafting
- Due Diligence Skills & Practice
- E-Discovery & Digital Evidence
- Financial Statements Interpretation
- In-House Counsel Externship or other pre-approved Business Law or Tax Externship
- In-House Counsel (non-seminar/skills training)
- Introduction to Business, Finance and Commercial Transactions
- Real Estate Foundations
- Tax Crimes
- Pre-approved Pro Bono (see Tracking Form)
- Kaufman Securities Law Competition, Ruby Vale Corporate Competition, or other pre-approved Moot Court competition
The Upper Level Writing Requirement (ULWR):
Some ULWR classes are also included in Specialty Components. You will be able to count those classes to meet both the ULWR and the Specialty Component.
Business Law Seminars
- Advanced (Topics in) Corporate Governance Seminar
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar
- Behavioral Law and Economics Seminar
- Consumer Privacy & Data Security
- Corporate Governance Seminar
- Corporate Law and Finance Seminar
- Dodd-Frank Act Seminar
- Financial Regulation Seminar
- Game Theory for Business Lawyers Seminar
- Global Health & Pharmaceutical Law Seminar
- Health Insurance: Markets & Regulation Seminar
- In-House Counsel (seminar)
- Law and Economics Seminar
- Liability Among Associated Business Entities Seminar
- Tax Policy Seminar
- Trusting Relationships & The Law Seminar
Non-Business Law Seminars
Non-Business Law seminars can be used to fulfill the Business Law Certificate’s Upper Level Writing Requirement if your seminar paper deals with a business-related topic.
- 20th Century American Legal History
- Chinese Law Seminar
- Human Trafficking
- Prison Reform Seminar
- Reproduction, Sexuality and the Law
- Separation of Powers Seminar
- The American Jury
Other Administrative Matters:
To enroll in the Business Law Certificate Program you must submit a Business Law Certificate Application Form to the Academic Programs Office prior to the completion of the second course that you plan to use to satisfy the certificate requirements. Application approval is required to pursue the business law certificate track.
To be eligible for the Business Law Certificate, you are required to turn in a completed Business Law Certificate Tracking Form to the Academic Programs Office no later than the end of the add/drop period in the semester you expect to graduate.
In order to be awarded the Business Law Certificate you must attain an average GPA no lower than 3.0 on the group of courses that you are using to meet the Certificate requirements.
All courses that you plan to use to meet the requirements of the Business Law Certificate:
• Must be taken at the College of Law.
• Must be taken for graded credit (except courses that are S/U only).
Candidates achieving an average grade of 3.3 or above will be awarded the Business Law Certificate with honors.
• Honors: 3.3 (3.300 – 3.699)
• High Honors: 3.7 (3.700 – 3.899)
• Highest Honors: 3.9 (3.900 – 4.250)
No more than four credit hours of Business Law Certificate classes taught at FSU College of Law’s Oxford Program may count toward the requirement.
Students who have transferred into the J.D. program after the completion of an LL.M. program at the FSU College of Law may apply for the Business Law Certificate Program. Business Law coursework taken during an LL.M. program may be counted towards the Required Courses, Specialty Components, Practical Experience, or Upper Level Writing Requirement fulfillment, but will not be counted towards the 21 credit hour requirement or used in the calculation of the Business Law coursework GPA.