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, J.H. Brown, and C.F. Muckenfuss III

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

Advanced Contracts. 3 units. A. Schwartz.

Advanced Issues in Capital Markets: Role of Counsel for Issuers and Underwriters in an Initial Public Offering. 2 units. C.B. Brod and A.E. Fleisher

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. G.L. Priest

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

Applied Corporate Finance. 4 units. R. Romano

Bankruptcy. 3 units. E. Janger

Business Organizations. 4 units. J.R. Macey

Business Organizations. 4 units. J.D. Morley

Capital Markets. 3 units. G.B. Gorton

Capitalism Film Society. 2 units. G.L. Priest

Community and Economic Development Clinic and Fieldwork. 4 units. A.S. Lemar, J.H. Brown, and C.F. Muckenfuss III

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

Compliance: Legal Practicum. 2 units. G. Garrity-Rokous

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

Corporate Finance. 3 units. H. Tookes

Corporate Taxation. 4 units. A.L. Alstott

Drafting and Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Transactions. 2 units. S.S. Adler and M.L. Gibson

Ethics in Law and Markets. 3 units. G. Fleming and J.R. Macey

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

Federal Income Taxation. 4 units. Y. Listokin

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

Financial Accounting. 3 units. R. Antle and SJ. Garstka

Financial Markets and Corporate Law Clinic. 3 units. J.R. Macey, G. Fleming, and B.L. Beirne

Financial Trading and Markets Regulation. 2 units. G.D. Rosenberg

[The] Global Financial Crisis. 1.5 units. A. Metrick

In-House Lawyering: Ethics and Professional Responsibility. 3 units. E.T. Daly

International Business Transactions. 4 units. A. Chua

International Commercial Arbitration. 2 units. Y. Banifatemi and E. Gaillard

International Investment Law. 2 units. W.M. Reisman and G. Aguilar-Alvarez

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

[The] Law and Economics of Corporate Control. 3 units. A. Schwartz and S. Fraidin

Law and Macroencomics. 1 to 3 units. Y. Listokin

[The] Law and Policy of the Private Pension System. 3 units. J.H. Langbein

[The] Law and Regulation of Banks and Other Financial Intermediaries. 2 or 3 units. J.R. Macey

Medical Legal Partnerships. 1 to 3 units. A.R. Gluck and T. Ezer

Organizational Law and Finance: Directed Research. 2 or 3 units. J.D. Morley

Partnership Taxation. 2 units. N. Cunningham

Practicing In-House in an Increasingly Integrated World. 2 units. M.S. Solender and S.M. Cutler

Quantitative Corporate Finance. 3 units. I. Ayres

Research Seminar on Taxation. 2 units. A.L. Alstott

[The] Robber Barons Reconsidered. 3 units. G.L. Priest

Securities Regulation.  2 units. R. Testani

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

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

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