Business, Tax, and Financial Regulation

Take your place in the world of business

Whether you’ve set your sights on a career in corporate or commercial law, hope to run your own nonprofit, want to develop real estate, or start a business of your own, a foundation of business law coursework and experience will position you to pursue a career in almost any industry. Choose from over 35 business-related courses, work with real clients in our clinics, and connect with mentors in the business community through our Business Fellowship Program. If you’re looking to expand your business expertise even more, we offer a joint JD/MBA degree in partnership with three area business schools.

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Explore Business, Tax, and Financial Regulation Curriculum

Our Business Law Program offers extensive coursework and experiential learning opportunities to help you prepare for a career path where business and the law intersect.

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  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal Research: Business Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
  • Business and Financial Basics for Lawyers
  • Business Aspects of Health Care Law
  • Business Associations
  • Business Planning Seminar
  • Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
  • Commercial Law: Sales and Financing
  • Contract Drafting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance Seminar
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Financial Derivatives Regulation
  • Government Contracts
  • Income Taxation
  • Insurance Seminar
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade Law
  • Law and Policy of Cybersecurity
  • Negotiation
  • Not-for-Profit Corporations
  • Real Estate Negotiation and Drafting
  • Products Liability
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports and the Law
  • Survey of Employee Benefits Law
  • Tax Controversies and Tax Fraud
  • Taxation of Partnerships and Limited
  • Liability Companies
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition
  • Writing in Law Practice: Drafting
  • Negotiated Agreements
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Department of Business and Economic Development
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Johns Hopkins Office of Technology Transfer
  • Maryland Attorney General Securities Division
  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • Maryland Tax Court
  • Maryland Terrapins Athletic Department
  • NFL Players Association
  • Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation of Maryland
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Commodity Futures
  • Trading Commission
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • World Bank
  • Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
  • University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Business Law Society

This student organization will help you discover business law practice areas, meet other students with similar interests, and connect with lawyers in the field to build your network and learn about career pathways.

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Clinics at Maryland Carey Law

Our renowned Clinical Law Program offers a wide variety of clinics where you will get real-world legal experience and build the practical skills to be job-ready at graduation.

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Meet Shayon T. Smith '02

Shayon T. Smith ’02 quite literally has one of the “sweetest” jobs as she is head of global litigation at The Hershey Company, where she is responsible for managing Hershey’s global litigation portfolio and claims including class actions, employment litigation, and commercial disputes.

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Examples of where our graduates have been employed:

In-House Counsel, Under Armour

General Counsel, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Legal Department Operations, Baltimore Ravens

Managing Counsel, T. Rowe Price

Commercial Counsel, Google

Corporate Counsel, Salesforce

Compliance, Morgan Stanley

Corporate Strategy, Constellation

Corporate Counsel, Amazon

General Counsel, Bank of America

Corporate Counsel, Marriott

Attorney, Allstate

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