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Business and Financial Law

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The laws governing business and finance impact the organization and operation of all firms—from small, locally owned enterprises to large, global corporations.

They play a crucial role in the growth, or stagnation, of the economies of individual nations and the world.

Whether you want to work at a law firm or go in-house, the Concentration in business and financial law provides the fundamentals needed for you to solve complex problems in the world of business.

Courses and Faculty

Foundational, specialty, and experiential courses compose the business and financial law Concentration. Optional extracurricular activities enhance the experience.

For full requirements, current students can log into LawNET.

For further information please contact Office of the Registrar or Professor Caroline Gentile.

Foundational Courses

Income Taxation (mandatory)
Accounting for Lawyers
Corporate Finance
Corporate Tax
Partnership Tax
Securities Regulation

Specialized Courses

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
Corporate Reorganization in Bankruptcy
International Insolvency Law

Commercial Law
Business Contracts 
Commercial Paper
Commercial Transactions
Commercial Finance: Secured Transactions
Consumer Protection Law
International Commercial Law


Financial Institutions
Banking Law
Financial Institutions: Banking
Financial Institutions: Non-Banking
International Banking

Governance and Structural Transactions
Antitrust Law
Comparative Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Nonprofit Law
Partnership and LLC Law

International Taxation

Experiential Courses
Consumer Litigation Clinic
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Securities Litigation and Arbitration Clinic
Tax Clinic

Bankruptcy Valuation, Hedge Fund Participation, and Modern Trends in Litigation
Commercial Drafting
Introduction to the Deal
Negotiation and Drafting: The UCC
Securities Regulation Drafting

Optional Courses
Professional Responsibility: Corporate Counsel
Professional Responsibility: Ethics and Corporate Practice
Professional Responsibility: Ethics in Civil Litigation
Professional Responsibility: Large Firm Practice
Professional Responsibility: Transactional


Related Events



Journals and Student Organizations
The Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law
Fordham Business Law Association
Moot Court


Centers and Institutes
Center on European Union Law
Competition Law Institute
Corporate Law Center


Tap into Fordham Law’s alumni network of experienced attorneys working in the field by joining an affinity group. Student participation is always free.

Attend a Career Development Program to explore career options and learn to showcase your best professional self.

Attend Fordham Law events sponsored by centers and institutes and offered through CLE and Public Programs.