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Corporate Law

Corporate Law

A focus in corporate law can provide graduates with an expanded range of career options – corporate in-house counsel positions, jobs within financial institutions or federal regulatory agencies, as well as traditional law firm careers. It’s critical for practitioners in corporate law to understand the complexities of corporate structure, business finance, and the regulatory environment. Students can develop special expertise in transactional practice by selecting courses covering a range of business, commercial, and financial law topics.

Many students interested in corporate law also pursue a joint JD-MBA degree program with MSU’s nationally-recognized Broad School of Business.

Bruce Bean

Lecturer in Law

Professor Bean is a student mentor, a Jessup Team coach, serves as faculty advisor to the International Law Review, and teaches JD and LLM courses on Corporate Law and International Law. He incorporates his 25 years of corporate law experiences (including nearly 9 years in Russia) into his teaching work.

Elliot Spoon

Professor of Law in Residence

Professor Spoon practiced mortgage banking and corporate law, and his practical experiences enrich the classroom environment for his corporate law courses. He’s the faculty advisor to the Journal of Business & Securities Law and the Business Law Society.

Courses Credits
Accounting for Lawyers 2
Advanced Securities Regulation 2
Antitrust Law 2
Bankruptcy Reorganization of Business 2
Business Enterprises 4
Business, Securities and Tax Planning 2
Corporate Counsel Seminar 2
Corporate Finance 3
Corporate Income Taxation 3
Corporate Law and Policy Seminar 2
Directed Study 2-3
European Business Law 3
Externship 3
Franchise Law 2
International Business Transactions 3
International Securities Regulation 2
Law of Financial Institutions 2
Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Mortgage Banking 2
Negotiation and Drafting for Close Corporations 2-3
Partnership Taxation 2
Securities Litigation Seminar 2
Securities Regulation 3

Other course as approved by program chair.


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