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Areas of Concentration

Business Litigation:

This area of concentration is also beneficial to students interested in preparing business cases for trial, managing litigation for a large corporation, or working to avoid business litigation for an administrative or corporate employer. Business litigators must work not only to become masters of procedure but also to develop a basic understanding of business and commercial transactions. To complete a concentrated course of study in Business Litigation, students take a variety of courses to introduce them to the major substantive and procedural areas likely to be encountered by a practitioner involved in business or commercial litigation.

Business Litigation students complete the following courses:

Course NameCredit Hours
Alternative Dispute Resolution2
Business Torts2
Business Organizations II3
Complex Litigation3
Intellectual Property I3

Business Litigation students also complete at least one procedural course from among the following:

Course NameCredit Hours
Administrative Law: Federal2
Administrative Law: Texas2
Conflict of Laws3
Federal Courts3

Finally, Business Litigation students complete at least two additional substantive classes from among the following courses:

Course NameCredit Hours
Business Organizations: Current Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions2
Commercial Law: Negotiable Instruments3
Commercial Law: Secured Transactions3
Creditors� Remedies2
Employment Discrimination3
Employment Relations3
Securities Regulation3
White Collar Crime3

For more information, see Professors Wren, Bates, Miller, or Underwood.

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February 9
    Classes Begin

March 7-15
    Spring Break

April 3-5
    Easter Holiday

April 22
    Classes End

April 23-24
    Reading Days

April 25
    Exam Period Begins

May 1
    Exams Period Ends

May 2

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