Business Law

Preparing you for a global economy.

Your Business Law certificate from Creighton will prepare you for the demands and intricacies of our modern economy—whether you go into employment law, banking law, real estate law, or any number of business law fields.

Your Experience

You’ll thrive in small classes, where you’ll be able to easily interact with your professors and classmates. And your professors? They’re not just great legal minds. They have real-world, business law experience. You’ll round out your studies by completing a substantial project, such as a paper or an independent directed study project.

Your Courses

You must earn 18 hours worth of credit and maintain a 3.0 GPA within the Business Law certificate. You’re required to complete a substantial project. The courses that satisfy this requirement are indicated below.

Required Core Courses

LAW 326 Business Planning (3)
LAW 363 Federal Income Taxation (3)
LAW 436 Securities Regulation (3)
LAW 442 Taxation of Business Enterprises (4)

The following courses are relevant to this certificate and are required for all law students. 
These courses do not count toward the 18 credits needed for the certificate.

LAW 111 Contracts I (2.5)
LAW 112 Contracts II (2.5)
LAW 335 Business Associations (4)
LAW 429 Commercial Law (3)

Elective Courses

LAW 314 Advanced Taxation (3)
LAW 324 Antitrust (3) (Satisfies substantial project)
LAW 325 Banking Law and Regulation (3) (Satisfies substantial project)
LAW  337 Bankruptcy I  (3)
LAW 329 Bankruptcy II (3)
LAW 434 Commercial Contract Drafting (3) (Satisfies substantial project)
LAW 316 Community Economic Development Clinic (4) (Satisfies substantial project)
LAW 339 Copyrights (2 or 3)
LAW 332 Corporate Finance (3)
LAW 317 Corporate Reorganization Seminar (3)
LAW 303 Financial Statement Analysis (2)
LAW 376  Health Care Organizations (2)
LAW 347  Health Care Insurance Law (2)
LAW 368  HIPAA Privacy and Security (1)
LAW 371 Insurance (2 or 3)
LAW 444 International Aspects of U.S. Income Taxation (3)
LAW 372 International Business Contracting (3)
LAW 373 International Business Transactions (3)
LAW 342 International Trade Regulation (3)
LAW 390 Land Finance and Mortgages (3)
LAW 397 Legal Issues in Electronic Commerce (2)
LAW 380 Mergers and Acquisitions (3) (Satisfies substantial project)
LAW 385 Mortgages (3)
LAW 417 Nonprofit Organizations (3)
LAW 413 Patent Law (3)
LAW Sales and Leases of Personal Property (2)

Selected Externships (3)

LAW 425 Sports Law (2-3)
LAW 443 State and Local Taxation (2)
LAW 440 Trademarks and Unfair Competition (2 or 3)

Substantial Project: Students are required to complete a substantial project.  This requirement may be satisfied by satisfactory completion of any one of the courses above marked with * and completion of any additional requirements set forth by the course professor for the project.  Students should notify the professor at the beginning of the semester of their desire to satisfy the project requirement by taking the course.