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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 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.

Academic Calendar

May 11
    Classes Begin

May 25
    Memorial Day Holiday

July 3
    Independence Day Holiday

July 14
    Upper Level Classes End

July 15
    First Year Classes End

July 15-16
    Upper Level Reading Days

July 16-17
    First Year Reading Days

July 17
    Upper Level Exam Period Begins

July 18
    First Year Exam Period Begins

July 23
    Upper Level Exams Period Ends

July 24
    First Year Exams Period Ends

August 1

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