Pollack Center for Law & Business

Professional Certificate Program in Law & Business (APCLB)

The Advanced Professional Certificate in Law & Business (APCLB) provides law students with tools necessary to understand finance and economics that underlie the transactions and business structures that lawyers design. Use the left-hand navigation bar to find additional information.

Summer 2016: June 20-July 28 (tentative)

This summer program has recently been extended to practicing lawyers. In lieu of a professional certificate, these participants will receive a transcript from the NYU Stern School of Business indicating the three core business courses completed.

The APCLB Program is a uniquely designed specifically for law students interested in a career in corporate law. It permits JD students who have completed their first year of legal education and all LLM students to receive graduate level business school training in conjunction with their legal education and to earn an Advanced Professional Certificate in Law & Business from the Stern School of Business. Lawyers who are no longer students may participate in only the summer portion of the program (three core business courses) and receive a transcript indicating completed coursework at the end of the summer.

The APCLB Program has been created specifically for future business lawyers. It is designed to provide graduate law students the analytical tools necessary to understand the finance and economics that underlie the transactions and the business structures that business lawyers design, negotiate, and implement. The program gives an accessible academic dimension to corporate law studies. Furthermore, among its advantages, the graduate business school curriculum covers basic techniques and practices of business without requiring students to dedicate the extended time necessary to earn an MBA degree.

The Leonard N. Stern School of Business is a leading US graduate business school. The Finance Department, which is especially involved in the certificate program, is consistently recognized as one of the leading centers for teaching and research in finance, banking, investments, and related fields.


Read more about our academic program and faculty, admission, tuition and fees, financial aid, and housing. You can also find information for international students.