Business Law Curriculum at Yale

Business Law Courses The course offerings in business law at Yale are wide-ranging and interdisciplinary. In addition to developing familiarity with the institutional landscape covered in core substantive law courses, students considering pursuing careers as transaction lawyers or corporate litigators need to master the basic analytical skills of financial accounting, finance, microeconomics and statistics. The Law School offers courses in financial accounting and finance on a regular basis. Law students can enroll in the following Yale College or School of Management (SOM) courses which also cover that material, as well as courses in microeconomics and statistics: Financial Accounting 170 (which covers comparable material to that covered in the law school course, “Legal Accounting”); Management 541 (SOM) or Economics 251a; Economics 115 or 121 (microeconomics); Economics 131 or Statistics 100, 101, 102 or 103 (statistics). For Professor Romano’s perspective on the implications of the transformation of corporate law scholarship and practice, by the introduction of economics and finance into the field, click here. Yale Law School Bulletin

Advanced Community and Economic Development: Fieldwork. 1 to 3 units. A.S. Lemar and C.F. Muckenfuss III

Advanced Community and Economic Development Clinic: Seminar. 1 unit. A.S. Lemar and C.F. Muckenfuss III

Advanced Deals Workshop: Public Company M&A. 3 units. E. Robinson

Advocacy in International Arbitration. 2 units. J.J. Buckley, Jr., J. Landy, and C.J. Mahoney

Anatomy of a Merger. 3 units. C. Nathan

Antitrust. 4 units. D. Melamed

Antitrust: Directed Research. Units to be arranged G.L. Priest

Antitrust in Developing Countries. 1 unit. G. Priest and C. Salamao Filho

Applied Corporate Finance. 4 units. R. Romano

Bankruptcy. 4 units. A. Schwartz

Business Organizations. 4 units. H. Hansmann

Business Organizations. 4 units. J.R. Macey

Business Organizations. 4 units. R. Romano

Capital Markets. 3 units. G.B. Gorton

Community and Economic Development Clinic: Seminar. 2 units. A.S. Lemar and C.F. Muckenfuss III

Community and Economic Development Fieldwork. 2 units. A.S. Lemar and C.F. Muckenfuss III

Competition Economics and Policy. 3 units. F. Scott Morton

Corporate Crisis Management. 2 units. H.L. Coleman, M. Trevino, and M.M. Wiseman

Corporate Environmental Management and Strategy. 3 units. D. Esty and M. Chertow

Corporate Finance. 1.5 units. H. Tookes

Corporate Litigation Seminar. 2 or 3 units. W.N. Eskridge, Jr. and K.S. Schwartz

Corporate Taxation. 3 units. Y Listokin

Debates in Corporate Law, Governance, and Theory: Seminar. 3 units. A Dhir

ERISA: Federal Regulation of Pension and Employee Benefits Seminar. 3 units. J.H. Langbein

Ethics in Law and Markets. 3 units. J.R. Macey, G. Fleming and B.L. Beirne

Federal Income Taxation. 4 units. A.L. Alstott

Federal Income Taxation. 4 units. Z. Liscow

Federal Income Taxation: Business and Financial Basics. 1 unit. A.L. Alstott

Financial Accounting. 3 units. R. Antle

Financial Stability Regulation. 3 units. C. McNamara and J. Rhee

[The] Global Financial Crisis. 3 units. A. Metrick

International Investment Law. 2 units. W.M. Reisman

International Trade Law. 4 units. D. Grewal

Law, Economics, and Organization. 1 unit. C. Jolls and R. Romano

Medical Legal Partnerships. 2 units. A.R. Gluck, K. Kraschel, and E. Rusyn

Ownership: Seminar. 2 or 3 units. H. Hansmann and R. Gilson

Representing Start-Ups. 2 units. W. Breeze, D.A. Goldberg, and C.L. Lynch

Securities Regulation.  3 units. J.D. Morley

Specialized Legal Research in Corporate Law. 1 unit. J. Eiseman, S. Stein, and M. VanderHeijden

Taxation of Business Income. 2 units. A.L. Alstott

Taxation: Independent Research. 2 or 3 units. Y. Listokin

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights. 3 units. A. Dhir

U.S. International Taxation. 3 units. J.M. Samuels

White-Collar Criminal Defense: Critical Issues and Strategies. 3 units. K. Stith and D.M. Zornow

Working with Intellectual Property: Patents and Trade Secrets. 2 units. V.A. Cundiff

For further information on courses at Yale Law School, view the Yale Law School Bulletin.