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Launch an in-demand legal career with the Business Law concentration at New England Law | Boston and our unbeatable location in the heart of Boston’s financial and commercial districts.
Concentration in Corporate Business Law
Michael Rispin '13, Associate General Counsel, Sprout Social, Inc.

Through our Business Law concentration, you’ll explore the intersection of the legal and business worlds, tackling emerging issues in areas such as commercial law, corporate governance, securities practice, federal tax planning and practice, estate planning, intellectual property, health law, and sports law.

You will also benefit from the unique opportunities afforded by our on-campus Center for Business Law, where you can develop real-world legal skills through hands-on experience as early as your first semester of law school.

What Do Business Lawyers Do?

Attorneys practicing business law may work in several contexts, including representing a business and its interests (in-house or as outside counsel), engaging in policy-related work, or working for a government agency that oversees and regulates any aspect of business law.

The work of a business or corporate lawyer is often demanding but rewarding in its stability, breadth of employment opportunities, prestige, and high salaries and other compensation.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Business Lawyer

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Students in our Business Law concentration program have access to the following hands-on learning experiences, among others:

Business Law Courses

In addition to their foundational legal coursework, students pursuing a concentration in Business Law can choose among many exciting elective classes to meet their credit requirements. To complete a concentration in Business Law, students must earn 10 credits by completing courses from the following list.

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Business and Intellectual Property Clinic
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Business Compliance and Human Rights
  • Business Immigration Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Planning
  • Business Practice Credit
  • Business Transactions for Lawyers
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Contract Drafting
  • Corporate Counsel: Risk Management, Governance, and Compliance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment Law
  • Financial Sector Compliance
  • Insurance Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Perspectives: Trade Secrets
  • Products Liability
  • Securities Regulation
  • Taxation of Business Entities
  • UCC: Negotiable Instruments and Payment Systems
  • UCC: Sales
  • UCC: Secured Transactions
  • White Collar Crime 

Business Law Advisor

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Gary Bishop

BA Stonehill College
JD Boston College Law School

A former law firm associate and clerk at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Professor Bishop oversees the Legal Research and Writing Program. His research interests include contract theory and the scope of enforceable obligations. Learn more