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 2019 courses listed below, please see YLS: Courses, Fall 2019.  

For more detail on the Spring 2020 courses listed below, please see YLS: Courses, Spring 2020.


Advanced Antitrust. 3 units. A. Klevorick [Fall 2019]

Advanced Community and Economic Development Clinic: Seminar. 1 unit (credit/fail).  J.L. Pottenger, E. Gaebler, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Fall 2019] 

Advanced Community and Economic Development Clinic: Seminar. 1 unit (credit/fail).  A.S. Lemar, E. Gaebler, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Spring 2020] 

Advanced Community and Economic Development Clinic: Fieldwork. 2 to 3 units (graded). J.L. Pottenger, E. Gaebler, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Fall 2019]

Advanced Community and Economic Development Clinic: Fieldwork. 2 to 3 units (graded). A.S. Lemar, E. Gaebler, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Spring 2020]

Advanced Contracts: Seminar. 2 or 3 units. A. Chua [Fall 2019]

Advanced Deals Workshop: Public Company M&A. 3 units. E. Robinson [Fall 2019]

Advanced Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic: Seminar. 1 unit. S. Riethmueller [Fall 2019]

Advanced Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic: Fieldwork. 1 to 3 units. S. Riethmueller [Fall 2019]

Advanced Issues in Capital Markets: Role of Counsel for Issuers & Underwriters in an Initial Public Offering. 2 units. C.B. Brod and A.E. Fleisher [Spring 2020]

Advocacy in International Arbitration. 2 units. J.J. Buckley, Jr., J. Landy, and A.C. Reyes [Spring 2020]

Anatomy of a Merger. 3 units. C. Nathan [Spring 2020]

Antitrust. 4 units. G.L. Priest [Spring 2020]

Antitrust: Directed Research. 3 or 4 units. G.L. Priest [Fall 2019]

Antitrust: Directed Research. 2 to 4 units. A. Klevorick [Spring 2020]

Applied Corporate Finance. 4 units. R. Romano [Fall 2019]

Bankruptcy. 4 units. A. Schwartz [Spring 2020]

Biotechnology Capital Markets. 2 units. K.M. Subramanian [Fall 2019]

Business Organizations. 4 units. J.R. Macey  [Fall 2019]

Business Organizations. 4 units. M. Myers  [Spring 2020]

Capital Markets. 3 units. G.B. Gorton [Spring 2020] [2 sections]

Capitalism Film Society. 2 units. G.L. Priest [Spring 2020]

Community and Economic Development Clinic: Seminar. 2 units.  A.S. Lemar, E. Gaebler, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Spring 2020] 

Community and Economic Development Clinic: Fieldwork. 2 units. A.S. Lemar, E. Gaebler, and C.F. Muckenfuss III [Spring 2020]

Competition Economics and Policy. 3 units. F. Scott Morton [Spring 2020]

Corporate Crisis Management. 2 units. H.L. Coleman, M. Trevino, and M.M. Wiseman [Spring 2020]

Corporate Finance. 3 units. H. Tookes [Fall 2019] [2 sections]

Corporate Litigation Seminar. 2 or 3 units. K.S. Schwartz [Spring 2020]

Corporate Taxation. 3 units. Y. Listokin [Spring 2020]

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic: Seminar. 2 units. S. Riethmueller [Fall 2019]

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic: Fieldwork. 2 units. S. Riethmueller [Fall 2019]

Federal Income Taxation I. 4 units. Z. Liscow [Fall 2019]

Federal Income Taxation I. 4 units. A. Alstott [Spring 2020]

Federal Income Taxation II. 4 units. A. Alstott [Fall 2019]

Financial Accounting. 3 units. R. Antle [Spring 2020]

Financial Markets and Corporate Law Clinic. 3 units. J.R. Macey, G. Fleming, and B.L. Beirne [Fall 2019]

History and Theory of Secured Transactions: Seminar. 1 unit. G.E. Brunstad, Jr. [Fall 2019]

International Business Transactions4 units. A. Chua [Spring 2020]

International Commercial Arbitration. 2 units. M. Reisman, Y. Banifatermi, and E. Gaillard [Spring 2020]

International Investment Law. 2 units. W.M. Reisman [Fall 2019]

Law, Economics, and Organization. 1 unit. C. Jolls and R. Romano [Fall 2019] and [Spring 2020]

Law and Macroeconomics: Seminar. 2 units. Y. Listokin [Spring 2020]

Negotiating and Drafting Secured Transactions. 2 units. G.E. Brunstad, Jr. [Spring 2020]

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

Robber Barons Reconsidered. 3 units. G.L. Priest [Fall 2019]

Secured Transactions. 3 units. G.E. Brunstad, Jr. [Fall 2019]

Securities Regulation. 3 units. J.D. Morley [Spring 2020]

Specialized Legal Research in Corporate Law. 1 unit. J. Eiseman and M. VanderHeijden [Spring 2020]

Supervised Research in Economic and Tax Policy. 2 units. Z. Liscow [Fall 2019]

[The] Corporation as a Social Actor. 2 units. A. Dhir [Spring 2020]

[The] Evolution of U.S. Tax Law and Policy: Seminar. 2 units. M.J. Graetz [Fall 2019]

[The] Global Financial Crisis. 3 units. A. Metrick [Fall 2019]

[The] Law and Business of Music. 2 units. A. Alter and J.C. Charlesworth [Spring 2020]

[The] State and Local Budget Crisis: Seminar. 2 or 3 units. D.N. Schleicher [Fall 2019]

Topics in Behavioral Law and Economics. 2 to 4 units. C. Jolls [Spring 2020]

U.S. International Taxation. 3 units. J.M. Samuels [Spring 2020]

White-Collar Criminal Defense: Critical Issues and Strategies. 3 units. K. Stith and D.M. Zornow [Spring 2020]

Working with Intellectual Property: Patents and Trade Secrets. 2 units. V.A. Cundiff [Fall 2019]