Corporate and Securities Law
Recommended Course Selection and Sequencing for Students Interested in Corporate and Securities Law
1. Students should take the basic course in Corporations either as their 1L elective or in the fall of their second year.
2. Students should take the following, preferably in their second year:
(a) Securities Regulation
(b) Corporate Finance or Accounting (or both)
Note that Corporate Finance and Accounting do not require Corporations as a prerequisite, so students can take it in the fall of their second year even if they did not take Corporations as their 1L elective.
3. Among the other advanced courses in the corporate area, several are more basic. These include in alphabetical order:
Banking Law and Regulation
Mergers and Acquisitions
We also recommend that students take one of the seminars offered on corporate or securities law.
4. In addition, students should strongly consider taking some courses in the following categories:
(a) Other Advanced Courses in Corporate and Securities Law. Note that not all the courses listed in the schedule under Corporate and Commercial Law or corporate and securities classes (some are commercial law classes). Also, some Corporate and Securities Law classes are listed under different heading. This includes the Business Law Transactions Clinic (L02), International Financial Regulation (L05), and Deals (L11).
(b) Stern School of Business Preferential Courses (listed on the web-site under Records and Registration – Cross-Registration).
(c) Courses in Related Area: This includes all commercial law classes, any business law classes listed under International Legal Studies, Corporate Tax and other advanced tax classes, Antitrust Law, Economic Analysis of Law, Negotiations, Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Financing, and Business Crime. (Not all of these classes are offered each academic year.)
(d) Professional Responsibility: In the spring, we offer a course on Professional Responsibility in Law and Business.