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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, Manager, Corporate Counsel, Harley-Davidson Motor Company

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 Faculty

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Advisor: Gary M. 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

Professor Allison M. Dussias

Allison M. Dussias

AB Georgetown University
JD University of Michigan Law School

Acting Dean and Professor Dussias practiced corporate and securities law at a law firm before joining the New England Law faculty. She researches and publishes extensively on American Indian law, including tribal environmental regulation and religious freedom. Learn more

Professor Wilton Hyman

Wilton B. Hyman

BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JD North Carolina Central University School of Law
LLM University of Florida School of Law

A former solo practitioner focusing on tax, administrative, and regulatory matters, Professor Hyman’s research includes tax matters related to social, economic, and political issues, particularly with regard to race and class. Learn more

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Eric A. Lustig

BS University of Florida
MS University of Baltimore
JD University of Miami School of Law
LLM University of Florida College of Law

Professor Lustig, who directs the Center for Business Law, served as an attorney-adviser to the US Tax Court in Washington, D.C. He writes on business associations, tax policy, and tax-exempt organizations. Learn more

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Gary L. Monserud

BA Wartburg College
JD University of South Dakota School of Law
LLM New York University School of Law

Professor Monserud, who served as a law clerk to the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, has written on the law of third-party beneficiaries, remedies, suretyship, and special education law. Learn more

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Kent D. Schenkel

BA Stetson University
JD Florida State University College of Law
LLM University of Florida College of Law

Prior to coming to New England Law, Professor Schenkel practiced estate planning and administration as a board-certified specialist. His scholarship interests include wills, trusts, estates, and federal tax law. Learn more

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J. Russell VerSteeg

AB University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
JD University of Connecticut School of Law

Professor VerSteeg is the author of seven books and thirty-five articles, including such topics as the role of instant replay in sports, sports concussions, and Native American trademarks. Learn more