Entrepreneurship Law

Entrepreneurship is the process of creating value by bringing together unique resources to exploit an opportunity in the marketplace. Although entrepreneurship may involve starting a business or running a small business, the term encompasses an extensive array of risk-taking and innovative endeavors. Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures present unique substantive legal issues and relationship challenges that are not always experienced when representing corporations or well established business entities. For this reason, the Concentration in Entrepreneurship Law offers students the opportunity to concentrate their studies on the complex and varied legal concepts that impact entrepreneurial ventures and to participate in courses that focus on the skills needed to represent entrepreneurs. Each student must complete the Core Required Courses, a minimum of 6 additional hours of elective courses, and one Capstone course. Students attending the full-time program will be able to complete the concentration requirements within the existing scheduling schema. Students attending the part-time program who are able to take an occasional day/afternoon course will also be able to complete the concentration requirements.

Concentration Requirements

Core Required Courses

  • Business Associations
  • Entrepreneurship Law
  • Taxation

Elective Courses

Students will complete at least 3 additional courses totaling at least 6 total credit hours. The courses below are examples of courses that fulfill these requirements:

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Bankruptcy
  • Employment Law
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • Negotiations 
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sem: Issues in Non-Profit Organizations
  • Transactional Drafting 
  • Transactional Drafting for Business Associations 
  • Transactional Health Care Practice 
  • Graduate courses in the School of Business may qualify if approved by the Faculty Advisor
  • Other courses may qualify if approved by the Faculty Advisor.

Capstone Course

Students will complete at least 1 Capstone course. The courses below are examples of courses that fulfill this requirement:

  • Advanced Commercial and Business Transactions Practice
  • Business Planning (to be developed)
  • Entrepreneurship Practicum (to be developed)
  • Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic
  • Other courses may qualify with approval of the Faculty Advisor.

Faculty Advisor for Entrepreneurship Law Concentration – Ann Scarlett