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The requirements for the international trade and business law certificate are:


International Law Courses

1.  At least three of the following: 

            International Trade Law (3) (Gantz)
            International Commercial Transactions (3) (Kozolchyk)
            Comparative Commercial Law (3) (Kozolchyk)
            European Union Law (2) (Butler)
            International Business and Investment Structuring (2) (Raby)

            NAFTA and other Regional Trade Agreements (2) (Gantz)  

2.  At least two of the following:

            International Arbitration (2) (Hornick)
            International Environmental Law (2-3) (Gantz)
            International Litigation (2) (White)
            Foreign Investment in Developing Nations (2) (Hornick)
            Trade and Globalization in the 21st Century (2) (Kolbe)
            Globalization and the Transformation of Culture (3) (Hershey)

            Public International Law (3) (Obiora)
            International Human Rights Law (3) (Anaya, Obiora)


U.S. Domestic Law Courses

1.  At least t hree of the following:

            Business Organizations (3) (Sjostrom, Sepe)

            Mergers and Acquisitions (3) (Sjostrom)
            Administrative Law (3) (Engel)
            Regulatory State (3) (Marcus, Orbach)
            Federal Income Tax Law (3, 5) (Andrews, Hymel, Swain)
            Secured Transactions (3) (Boyd, Dubovec)

2.  At least two of the following:

            Bankruptcy & Related Issus (3) (Braucher)

            Insurance Law (2) (Sakall)
            Environmental Law (3) (Engel)

            Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy (3) (Charles)

            Anti-trust law (3) (Ratner, Orbach)
            Law and Economics (3) (Orbach)
            Securities Regulation (3) (Sjostrom)
            Corporate Finance (3) (Sepe)

            Patent Law (2) (Oremland)
            Trademarks and Unfair Competition (2)
            Copyright Law (3)
            Intellectual Property Law Survey (3) (Orbach)
            Immigration Law (3) (Silverman)
            Corporate Taxation (3) (Hymel)
            LLC, LLP and Partnership Taxation (3) (Hymel)

            Law and Entrepreneurship (2) (Hecker)


Additional qualifying courses may be approved by the advisor on a case-by-case basis.

There is some flexibility with the required courses, where, for example, some courses are not offered each year, or new ones are developed.  Professor Gantz is the advisor for the program, and consult on any requests for exceptions with the Vice Dean.  Carolyn Coolidge is administrator for the international trade and business law certificate program.


For JD students who take advantage of our NACLE, Puerto Rico or other foreign exchange programs, courses they take in “foreign” law and certain other subjects not shown on the course lists may be counted toward the certificate requirements, at the discretion and approval of the faculty advisor and the Associate Dean.


The minimum GPA for entering a certificate track is 2.7, and that GPA must be maintained or exceeded in order to receive the certificate at graduation.  Students may join the program at any time during their enrollment at the Rogers College of Law as long as they maintain a 2.7 GPA and meet the certificate requirements.  A student may withdraw from the program, or change programs, without penalty, by notifying the advisor.


A candidate’s published law review or journal note, or independent substantial paper on a topic related to the certificate courses, may be counted toward the certificate requirements, with the approval of the program advisor.  However, service on the Review or Journal per se does not count toward the certificate.

Updated: 06/27/2011