20th Anniversary · 1999 - 2019

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.


For more detail on the Fall 2018 courses listed below, please see YLS: Courses, Fall 2018.  

For more detail on the Spring 2019 courses listed below, please see YLS: Courses, Spring 2019.


Advanced Community and Economic Development: Fieldwork. 1 to 3 units. A.S. Lemar, V. Rodriguez-Martinez, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Fall 2018]

Advanced Contracts. 3 units. A. Schwartz [Fall 2018]

Advanced Deals Workshop: Public Company M&A. 3 units. E. Robinson [Fall 2018]

Advanced Issues in Capital Markets: Role of Counsel for Issuers & Underwriters in Initial Public Offerings. 2 units. C.B. Brod and A.E. Fleisher [Spring 2019]

Advocacy in International Arbitration. 2 units. J.J. Buckley, Jr., J. Landy, and A.C. Reyes [Spring 2019]

Antitrust. 4 units. G.L. Priest [Spring 2019]

Antitrust: Directed Research. 3 or 4 units. G.L. Priest [Fall 2018]

Applied Corporate Finance. 4 units. R. Romano [Fall 2018]

Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law. 3 units. O. Lienau [Spring 2019]

Business Organizations. 4 units. M. Myers [Fall 2018]

Business Organizations. 4 units. H. Hansmann [Spring 2019]

Business Organizations. 4 units. R. Romano [Spring 2019]

Capitalism Film Society. 2 units. G.L. Priest [Spring 2019]

Capital Markets. 3 units. G.B. Gorton [Spring 2019] [2 sections]

Community and Economic Development Clinic: Seminar. 2 units. A.S. Lemar, V. Rodriguez-Martinez, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Fall 2018]

Community and Economic Development Fieldwork. 2 units. A.S. Lemar, V. Rodriguez-Martinez, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Fall 2018]

Comparative Corporate Governance4 units. M. Pargendier [Fall 2018]

Competition Economics and Policy. 3 units. F. Scott Morton [Spring 2019]

Corporate Crisis Management. 2 units. H.L. Coleman, M. Trevino, and M.M. Wiseman [Spring 2019]

Corporate Finance. 3 units. H. Tookes [Fall 2018] [2 sections]

Corporate Litigation Seminar. 2 or 3 units. K.S. Schwartz [Spring 2019]

Current Issues in Corporations, Corporate Governance, and Bankruptcy. 3 units. A. Schwartz and S. Fraidin [Spring 2019]

Drafting and Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Transactions. 2 units. S.S. Adler and M.L. Gibson [Spring 2019]

Diversity and the Corporation. 3 units. A. Dhir [Fall 2018]

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic4 units. S. Riethmueller [Fall 2018] and [Spring 2019]

Estate Planning: Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes and Related Income Tax Issues. 3 units. D.J. Stoll [Spring 2019]

Federal Income Taxation. 4 units. A.L. Alstott [Fall 2018] and [Spring 2019]

Federal Income Taxation. 4 units. Z. Liscow [Fall 2018]

Federal Income Taxation: Business and Financial Basics. 1 unit. A.L. Alstott [Spring 2019]

Financial Accounting. 3 units. R. Antle [Spring 2019]

Financial Markets and Corporate Law Clinic. 3 units. J.R. Macey and B.L. Beirne [Fall 2018]

Financial Stability Regulation. 3 units. C. McNamara and J. Rhee [Fall 2018]

[The] Global Financial Crisis. 3 units. A. Metrick [Fall 2018]

International Business Transactions4 units. A. Chua [Spring 2019]

International Commercial Arbitration. 2 units. M. Reisman, Y. Banifatermi, and E. Gaillard [Spring 2019]

International Investment Law. 2 units. W.M. Reisman [Fall 2018]

International Trade Law. 4 units. D. Grewal [Spring 2019]

Law, Economics, and Organization. 1 unit. C. Jolls and R. Romano [Fall 2018] and [Spring 2019]

[The] Law and Business of Music. 2 units. A. Alter and J.C. Charlesworth [Fall 2018]

[The] Law and Regulation of Banks and Other Financial Intermediaries. 2 or 3 units. J.R. Macey [Fall 2018]

Markets, Democracy, and the Rule of Law: Seminar. 2 units. O. Lineau [Spring 2019]

Negotiating and Drafting Business Reorganization Transactions in Chapter 11 Cases. 2 units. G.E. Brunstad, Jr. [Spring 2019] 

Organizational Law: Seminar. 2 or 3 units. H. Hansmann [Spring 2019]

Partnership Taxation. 3 units. N. Cunningham [Spring 2019]

Readings on the Corporation as a Social Actor. 1 unit. A. Dhir [Spring 2019]

Robber Barons Reconsidered. 3 units. G.L. Priest [Fall 2018]

Securities Regulation. 4 units. J.D. Morley [Spring 2019]

Specialized Legal Research in Corporate Law. 1 unit. J. Eiseman, S. Stein, and M. VanderHeijden [Spring 2019]

[The] State and Local Budget Crisis: Seminar. 2 or 3 units. D.N. Schleicher and R. Ravitch [Fall 2018]

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights. 3 units. A. Dhir [Fall 2018]

U.S. Aspects of International Income Taxation. 3 units. S.E. Shay [Spring 2019]

White-Collar Criminal Defense: Critical Issues and Strategies. 3 units. K. Stith and D.M. Zornow [Spring 2019]

Wills, Trusts and Estates. 4 units. J.D. Morley [Spring 2019]

Working with Intellectual Property: Patents and Trade Secrets. 2 units. V.A. Cundiff [Fall 2018]