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Areas of Concentration

Business Litigation:


Students interested in a career of litigating business or commercial lawsuits may pursue the Business Litigation area of concentration. 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 Name Credit Hours
Alternative Dispute Resolution 2
Bankruptcy 2
Business Torts 2
Business Organizations 2 3
Complex Litigation 3
Intellectual Property 1 3


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

Course Name Credit Hours
Administrative Law: Federal 2
Administrative Law: Texas 2
Arbitration 2
Conflict of Laws 3
Federal Courts 3


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

Course Name Credit Hours
Antitrust 3
Business Organizations: Current Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2
Commercial Law: Negotiable Instruments 3
Commercial Law: Secured Transactions 3
Creditors' Remedies 2
Employment Discrimination 3
Employment Relations 3
Insurance 3
Securities Regulation 3
White Collar Crime 3

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

Academic Calendar

May 9
    Classes Begin

May 30
    Memorial Day Holiday

July 4
    Independence Day Holiday

July 8
    Classes End

July 9-10; 16-17
    Reading Days

July 11-15; 18-20
    Exam Period

July 30

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